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Killeen police said they found and arrested 19-year-old De'Ondre White, the main suspect in the July 12 Sixth Street shooting that killed one and injured 13 others, in the Killeen area on Thursday afternoon.


He has been charged with murder, Austin police said. White is booked at Bell County jail, and his bail is set at $1 million. If convicted, White could face up to life in prison.

The Killeen Police SWAT team and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Austin and Waco divisions found White after he reportedly changed his appearance and went into hiding following his police interview. Police deemed him "armed and dangerous" and said that White's handgun has been connected to several violent crimes.

After interviews, ballistic and video evidence, APD determined that White fired the shot that killed 25-year-old New York tourist Douglas John Kantor. White was then identified as the main suspect in the mass shooting, and charges against two other Killeen teenagers were dropped Monday.

On Tuesday, Austin Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon said in a press conference that the two teenagers previously identified as suspects in the case were still involved in the incident. According to Chacon, the shooting was a result of a feud between two groups of Killeen teenagers.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking anyone with information or video evidence to call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at 512-974-TIPS, the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or the Crime Stoppers app.

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