Killeen: Teen sentenced for shooting that left boy, 16, in vegetative state

Preston Harrington was arrested on April 9, 2019 after the late-night shooting on April 7, 2019 that left Seth Cross, who was then 15, critically injured. (Jail photo)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Preston Devon Harrington, 19, of Killeen, who pleaded guilty in November 2019 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting in April 2019 that left a 16-year-old boy in a vegetative state was sentenced Thursday to five years on deferred adjudication probation.

If Harrington successfully completes the probation, the conviction will be removed from his record.

Harrington was arrested on April 9, 2019 after the late-night shooting on April 7, 2019 that left Seth Cross, who was then 15, critically injured.

Cross was at a friend’s home on Longview Drive when several people opened fire on the house.

Police said the shooting stemmed from neighborhood dispute.

Cross, they said, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.