Affidavit: Local Teen Killed After Trying To Rob Drug Dealer

A local teenager was shot to death after pulling a gun and firing at a man from whom he told a witness he was going to get some marijuana, according to an affidavit released Thursday.

Marcus Brown (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (December 26, 2013) Marcus Brown, 23, of Harker Heights, remained in the Bell County Jail Thursday charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in connection with an incident in which a teenager was shot to death, according to online jail records.

His bond was set at $250,000.

The teenager, identified in an arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday as Courtrell Jackson, 15, died at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center after the shooting on Dec. 20.

Officers found him lying on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Fox Creek Drive.

Jackson turned 15 on Dec. 8, the affidavit said.

Brown, who was arrested shortly after officers responded to the shooting call early in the evening on Dec. 20, told investigators he had agreed to sell marijuana to the teenager, the affidavit said.

Brown said he picked up Jackson and drove for a short period of time.

Then he said Jackson pulled a gun and attempted to rob him, according to the affidavit.

Jackson fired once and Brown, who had his own gun, fired back and hit the teenager, the affidavit said.

Jackson was able to escape from the vehicle after he was shot, but quickly collapsed on the sidewalk, police said.

Officers found “a large amount of currency” when they arrested Brown, the affidavit said.

“The suspect admitted he is in the business of selling marijuana,” the affidavit said.

Additional charges could be filed, authorities said.


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