Teens involved in deadly Central Texas Walmart shooting identified

Jazlyn Miller (left) and Veronica Desiree Martin. (Jail photos)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Two teens who turned themselves into police after a deadly shooting outside a Temple Walmart were booked into the Bell County Jail Monday after both girls turned 17.

Jazlyn Miller and Veronica Desiree Martin remained behind bars Tuesday, both facing a murder charge in the shooting death of Isaac Kohlhaas, 18, in December.

Both were 16 when they were arrested and they had been held at the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center in Killeen.

The two have been certified for trial as adults.

One of the 16-year-old girls turned herself in just before 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.

The other was arrested an hour later at her home in the 1700 block of South 15th Street.

Two other teens Chelsea Swint, 18, and Rashari Brent, 18, were later arrested out of state.

Officers found Kohlhaas with a gunshot wound on Dec. 5, 2018.

A bag of marijuana was found underneath him, an affidavit says.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center, where he later died.

At the time, one of the then 16-year-old suspects told investigators that “Swint and Brent were discussing robbing a weed dealer and set someone up to be robbed,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Surveillance video showed the victim’s vehicle pulling into a parking spot at the Walmart and then a dark colored sedan that Swint was driving pulling in at an angle close to Kohlhaas’ car, the affidavit says.

The video shows two people identified in the affidavit as Brent and one of the then 16-year-old girls getting out of the dark-colored vehicle and into the victim’s car and then getting out and running back to the sedan as Kohlhaas got out of his vehicle and collapsed, the affidavit said.

Swint and Brent were later brought back to Central Texas.

Bond for Martin was set at $150,000 and online records did not indicate a bond for Miller.