UPDATE: Suspect in Spot Bar & Restaurant shooting identified, arrested

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Robert Theodore Jones. (Courtesy: Bell County Jail)

KILLEEN, Texas – UPDATE: The suspect involved in the shooting incident at The Spot Bar & Restaurant is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched to The Spot Bar & Restaurant early Sunday morning, located at 10540 South Fort Hood Road, after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a shooting victim.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. Officers started to perform life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to Scott and White Hospital in critical, but stable condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was standing near the rear patio area, when the suspect began shooting at him multiple times – causing him to sustain several gunshot wounds.

Witnesses reported the shooter was a man, about 6’1″ to 6’2″, and weighed approximately 190-210 pounds. They said the man had a short-cut hair style, goatee-style beard, and wore a white long-sleeved t-shirt with grey pants. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit received numerous anonymous tips about the identity of the shooter. The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was returned charging 37-year-old Robert Theodore Jones with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

The United States Marshals Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found and arrested Jones Friday morning in the 3000 block of Dannen Court. He was transported to the Bell County Jail.

The victim has since been released from the hospital.

The investigation to this incident is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Below is the original text from this story:

Killeen police say a man was shot several times Sunday at “The Spot” bar and restaurant and they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man caught on surveillance video during the incident.

Officers went to the location at 10540 South Fort Hood Road after receiving a 9-1-1 call at 2:00 a.m. Sunday about a shooting victim.

When they got there, they found the man with several wounds and immediately began to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim was taken to Baylor Scott & White in Temple where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Police say the victim was standing near the rear patio area when a man shot at him several times.

Witnesses reported the shooter was a black male about 6’1 to 6’2 feet tall and weighing approximately 190-210 lbs. They advised the male had a short cut hair style, goatee style beard, and wore a white long sleeve t-shirt with grey pants.

The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are asking anyone who may have information about identifying the suspect, who should be considered armed and dangerous, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online here

You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.

All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Source: Killeen Police Department

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