Three indicted in shooting during attempt to rob local pot dealer

Kalycia Marie Rivera (left) and Dvaugn Nathaniel Kent were arrested after the shooting that sent the third suspect to a local hospital. (Jail photos)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Grand Jury Wednesday indicted three people for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting during an attempt to rob a marijuana dealer in Harker Heights that sent a man to a local hospital.

The indictments against Kalycia Marie Rivera, 18, and Dvaugn Nathaniel Kent, 19, and Tyler Dal Cortivo, 21, all of Killeen, stem from an incident just before 10 p.m. on Jan. 7 at an apartment in the 300 block of West Valley Road.

Officers who responded to a report of gunfire found one man on the scene with a rifle, whom they disarmed, and another man lying in the doorway of the residence with a gunshot wound to the upper arm.

The affidavits show that Rivera had texted the victim to arrange to purchase marijuana.

But after Rivera knocked on the door of the victim’s home, Kent and Cortivo entered as well, the affidavits say.

The victim said Cortivo pointed a handgun at him and then hit him in the face with the gun, the affidavits say.

He said as he and his attacker struggled, Cortivo told Kent to shoot him, the affidavits say.

Kent then pointed a shotgun at the victim and then struck the victim with the gun, the affidavits say.

Rivera and Kent ran out of the apartment as the victim hid behind a couch, but as Cortivo fled, he pointed a gun at the victim, the affidavits say.

The victim told officers he fired at Cortivo, the affidavits say.

Officers found Cortivo lying on the ground near the door of the apartment, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the left arm.

“A tourniquet was applied and the man was transported to an area hospital for treatment,” police said in a press release.

Kent remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Cortivo and Rivera don’t appear on the jail’s online roster.