KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Alex Ivan Trinidad-Soto, 35, remained in the Bell County Jail Monday charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after firing a shot in the direction of a local man that missed, according to arrest affidavits.
His bonds total $150,000.
Trinidad-Soto is charged in connection with an incident that happened at around 8 a.m. on Jan. 23 in the 700 block of West Green Avenue in Killeen.
An officer who responded that morning to report of an armed man and a shot fired found Trinidad-Soto, standing in the middle of the road holding a handgun, the affidavits say.
The officer told Soto to drop the gun and he tossed it under a truck, the affidavits say.
Soto was detained and the gun was recovered.
The victim, in an account backed up by other witnesses, said he was loading up his truck when Trinidad-Soto approached and pointed a gun at him, the affidavits say.
The victim dialed 911 and then Trinidad-Soto put the gun to his head and told him he would kill him.
The victim put down the phone, but didn’t hang up.
“The suspect had the gun to the victim’s forehead and then walked a few steps away and pointed the handgun at the victim and fired a round,” the affidavit says.
“The victim advised the round went between his legs and struck the driveway in the area under the victim,” the affidavits say.
Officers recovered bullet fragments and a 9mm Taurus handgun.
Trinidad-Soto was convicted of robbery in February 2014 and was released on parole three years later.
His parole expired in December 2017, the affidavits say.