2 charged in connection to deadly ambush at Central Texas intersection
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) - Police on Sunday announced John Ricardo Scott Jr., 20, of Killeen; and Jamon Alexander Terry, 19, of Killeen, are behind bars in connection to the murder of Ty Andre Kay Gentle at a Central Texas intersection.
Scott Jr. was taken into custody during the early evening hours on Friday, February 11, 2022, in Wharton, Texas. He was being held in the Wharton County Jail awaiting extradition to the Bell County Jail.
Police took Terry into custody in the early morning hours on Saturday, February 12, 2022, in Temple. He is being held in the Bell County Jail.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on January 17, 2022, police officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of access road Central Texas Expressway and Indian Trail.
Police said a vehicle drove up behind the victim’s car and individuals inside that vehicle opened fire at the victim. “Eyewitnesses described one male shooting with a handgun and another shooting with a long gun,” an affidavit for arrest states.
The victim, identified as the 19-year-old Gentle of Copperas Cove, was found dead inside the bullet-riddled car and with multiple gunshot wounds.
Detectives spoke with a witness who was inside the vehicle the gunmen were riding in when they ambushed Gentle. The witness said Scott was driving the vehicle and a man she knew only as “J Money” was in the passenger seat.
“She stated that they pulled up to the intersection and the two males recognized (Gentle) as someone they had issues with previously. The witness stated that both men then opened fire on the victim’s vehicle, with (Scott) firing a handgun and ‘J Money’ firing a rifle-style firearm,” the affidavit states.
When shown a photo lineup, the witness reportedly identified a photo of Jamon Alexander Terry as “J Money.”
Scott and Terry were arraigned on murder charges and are each being held on a $1-million bond.
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