Jason Baez indicted for murder, evading arrest


A 31 year old Killeen man has been indicted on murder charges in the death of a man found gunned down in a Killeen street.

Jason Ricardo Baez was indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury Wednesday on the murder charge in the death of 32 year old Lamar Marcell Roberson of Killeen.

He was also indicted on a charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and with a deadly weapon.

He remains in the Bell County Jail under $350,000 bond.

The shooting occurred back in February.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the intersection of Franz Drive and Culp Avenue in reference to a 911 call about shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition and later died. 

Witnesses told officers the suspect fled the area in a gray two-door sedan at a high rate of speed.

Officers located the suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on Rancier Avenue and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused and a pursuit began, with the driver coming to a stop near the intersection of Rancier Avenue and Shims Boulevard.

Officers were then able to take Baez into custody.

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