Man Bonds Out Of Jail After Arrest In Friday Shooting

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A man arrested in connection with a shooting that left another man wounded was arrested and later bonded out of jail on an unrelated charge.

Alex Riley (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (March 11, 2014) A man who was arrested Sunday in connection with a Friday shooting outside a Killeen convenience store was released from custody Monday after he posted bond on an unrelated charge.

Bell County Jail records showed Alex Riley was arrested Sunday and booked on a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm but later that day posted a $5,000 bond and was released.

The discharge of a firearm incident happened at the same address as the shooting, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

An affidavit issued to support Riley’s arrest says Killeen police believe he was involved in a Friday shooting outside the Handy Stop Grocery at 426 North Gilmer St.

Officers were sent there at around 3:20 p.m. Friday to a report of gunfire in the parking lot of.

Police at the scene said it appears the victim was in the parking lot when the gunman approached him.

The two got into an argument, during which the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The victim ran a short distance before collapsing and the gunman escaped.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Investigators think the arrested man may be related to a shooting that happened the previous Wednesday night at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Wyoming that left two men seriously injured.

Smith said Killeen police are continuing to investigate the incidents and additional charges could be filed.

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