Teenager charged in shooting that left local man dead

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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) Larry Leshawn Thomas, Jr., 19, of Harker Heights, was in the Bell County Jail Friday charged with murder in a shooting that left a local man dead.

Larry Leshawn Thomas, Jr. (Jail photo)

Officers from the Bell County Organized Crime Unit and the Harker Heights Police Department arrested Thomas at around 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

His bond is set at $1 million.

Officers found Jose Antonio Hernandez, 28, of Harker Heights, lying next to a vehicle just after 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday in the 400 block of Amy Lane.

An officer performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

The shooting stemmed from an altercation that started in the parking lot of a business in the 400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard, police said Wednesday.

Further details weren’t released.

Hernandez was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition and later died.

Authorities Friday were searching for evidence in an area near where Hernandez was found.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Harker Heights Police Department at (254) 953-5400 or Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.