Killeen shooting victim dies from injuries

POSTED: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 1:05pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 9:17pm

One of three victims shot at a convenience store on Janury 2 has died. Austin James Sampson, 25, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Scott & White Medical authorities.

The shooting occurred in the evening, at 5:27 p.m. on January 2 in the 1700 block of Old FM 440.

Officers received a 911 call in reference to shots fired today at 5:27pm, in the parking lot of the Star Mart Convenience Store, located at 1704 Old FM 440. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located three males with gunshot wounds. Two of the males were immediately transported by ambulance to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and the third male was airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital; all in critical condition. Witnesses say that a black male with dreads got out of a white Lincoln Towncar, approached the maroon SUV and shot the three occupants. The suspect then allegedly fled south on Old FM 440.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254)526-TIPS or go online at or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274367. Text STOP to stop or text HELP for help sending the tip. All information is confidential and if your tip results in the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this shooting you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

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