Second Suspect Sought In Shotgun Slaying Of Local Man

Police say they’re looking for a second suspect in the shooting death of  a local man who was hit by a shotgun blast as he sat behind the wheel of his car.

De’Marcus Kar’del Bronner (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (April 29, 2014) De'Marcus Kar'del Bronner, 17, of Killeen, was held in lieu of $1 million bond Tuesday, charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who died at a local hospital after he was found slumped over in the driver's seat of his car with a gunshot wound.

But an arrest affidavit released Tuesday seems to say there may be another suspect in the shotgun murder.

The victim of the shooting has been identified Monday as Jorge Ramirez, Jr., of Killeen.

The second suspect, the affidavit says, is identified only as Trub.

A preliminary autopsy report indicates Ramirez died of a gunshot wound to the back and the manner of death is listed as homicide.

The affidavit says Bronner and Trub agreed that night to rob a man they knew had been selling cell phones.

The affidavit says Bronner was holding a BB gun when the other man handed him a shotgun.

Then Trub and Ramirez got into a fight, after which Ramirez got into his car and tried to drive away.

It was then, Bronner told investigators, he raised the shotgun, closed his eyes and fired at the car, the affidavit said.

Officers, who responded at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun in the 3400 block of Stan Schlueter Loop, found Ramirez in his Honda Accord near the 4600 block of Lonesome Dove Drive.

The rear driver's side window of the car was shattered.

The officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but Ramirez later died at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

Bronner was arrested in the 3200 block of Gus Drive
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