Man accused of firing at local officers charged

Kelvin Javar Jones. (Jail photo)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A man accused of firing at Killeen officers who responded just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday to reports about several men armed with what police described as laser guns in the 1200 block of Cavalry Drive was held in the Bell County Jail Thursday in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Officers returned fire and later arrested Kelvin Javar Jones, 44 in the backyard of a home on Loyal Lane.

Jones is charged with aggravated assault on a public servant.

Officers arrested two other men Sunday night, but they were wanted on unrelated charges and have not been charged in connection with the incident.

One resident of the neighborhood said he was getting out of his car when the incident happened.

"I actually heard a bullet hit a car close to me," he said.

The man says he ducked behind his car and crawled around until he believed the commotion was over.

"I stood up and realized police were outside. They were across the street ducked behind the car," he said.

"I saw some flashlights off of a few guns."

He said police yelled for him to go back inside his home.

Police evacuated nearby residents in the area during the situation.

Police arrested Jones and the other two men 20 minutes later.

No injuries were reported.

The officers were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.