KILLEEN, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The Bell County Grand Jury has indicted a 20-year-old suspect in a murder that took place in Killeen in July.
The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Amaun Brandell Gilbert on August 3rd, 2023 in Copperas Cove and taken to the Killeen City Jail.
On Saturday, August 5, 2023, Justice of the Gregory Johnson arraigned Gilbert and set his bond at $1 million.
Killen detectives with the department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit received a complaint from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, charging Gilbert with the murder of 24-year-old Richard Xavier Solomon. Gilbert is accused of shooting Solomon in the 3300 block of E. Rancier Avenue.
Solomon was identified as the victim in this case. Officers were originally dispatched to the 3300 block of E. Rancier Avenue at approximately 8:54 p.m. Sunday, July 30th, in reference to a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
Killeen EMS arrived on scene and transported the man to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights. The man succumbed to his wound and was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Nicola James. The identity of the man had been withheld pending notification of next of kin.
This is a developing story. FOX 44 News will have more information as it becomes available.