Murder suspect in Christmas Eve killing extradited to Bell County

KWTX News 10 at 10 pm: 6.22.23 (A segment)
Published: Jun. 22, 2023 at 9:08 PM CDT
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - Demetrius Isaiah Patterson, 29, of Killeen, is being held at the Bell County Detention Facility after a grand jury indicted him in the Christmas Eve murder of Clint Demetri Jones.

Patterson, who was already incarcerated in Rockdale County, Georgia, on an unrelated aggravated assault charge from Killeen, was extradited to Bell County where he was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Keith Reed.

Demetrius Isaiah Patterson
Demetrius Isaiah Patterson(KWTX GRAPHIC)

At approximately 2:07 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2022, Killeen police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane to investigate a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene, and located Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. The officers administered life-saving measures until paramedics arrived at the scene.

Jones, however, succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 2:44 a.m.

Patterson is being held on the murder charge with a bond of $500,000, according to online records.