6th Street shooting suspect arrested in Killeen, 2 days after charges against original suspects dropped in Travis County

The arrest is the third made in connection with the June 12 downtown Austin shooting, although charged against the first two suspect have since been dropped. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The arrest is the third made in connection with the June 12 downtown Austin shooting, although charged against the first two suspect have since been dropped. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The arrest is the third made in connection with the June 12 downtown Austin shooting, although charged against the first two suspect have since been dropped. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Killeen police on June 24 announced the arrest of a suspect in the June 12 shooting on Austin's East 6th Street that left one 25-year-old man dead and more and a dozen people injured.

De’Ondre Jermirris White, 19, was arrested around 2:23 p.m. in Killeen by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Killeen Police Department Specialized Weapons and Tactics team, Killeen police said. White has been booked in Bell County Jail, where he awaits arraignment on a felony murder charge on $1 million bond, according to the Austin Police Department.


“The tragic incident that occurred in Austin on June 12th received nationwide attention, and we are happy to report that the murder suspect is in custody. We would like to thank the US Marshals Service and our SWAT team for their dedication and persistence to help close a chapter in this investigation," Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble said in a statement.

White is the third person to be arrested in connection with the June 12 downtown shooting on the 400 block of East 6th. A 15-year-old and a 17-year-old were previously arrested on June 12 and 14, respectively, but charges against both were later dropped by the Travis County District Attorney's Office—although both were involved in the shooting, Austin police said June 22.

Austin police also said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and requested that anyone with relevant information or footage contact the department by phone or through the Crime Stoppers app.
By Ben Thompson

Austin City Hall Reporter

Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston. After spending more than two years covering in The Woodlands area, he moved to Austin in 2021 to cover City Hall and other news throughout the city.



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