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Teenager involved in 6th Street shooting indicted for tampering with evidence

The shooting was caused by middle school drama, according to the group. (Austin Police Department)

A new update in the June Sixth Street mass shooting case shows that a previous suspect, 18-year-old Jeremiah Tabb, has been indicted for tampering with evidence.


Travis County District Attorney José Garza announced the indictment late Friday, alleging that Tabb attempted to dispose of the weapon De'Ondre Jermirris White is suspected of using during the June 12 shooting that killed one and injured 14. Tampering with evidence is a third-degree felony.

The June 12 shooting took place when a group of Killeen boys, who were connected through school, ran into each other on the nightlife strip and started a verbal altercation that ended in gunshots.

The shots were fired into a large crowd, with victims ranging from a 19-year-old who was shot in both legs and had to relearn how to walk to a mother of five who was left permanently paralyzed.

"My heart continues to break for the family of Mr. Kantor and all of the victims of this senseless act of violence. The District Attorney's office will not rest until everyone responsible is held accountable," Garza said in a statement.

This is Tabb’s second arrest in connection with this case: the teenager was originally arrested for the shooting and charged as an adult for aggravated assault but the charges were dropped after White was identified as the shooter. Tabb was arrested the second time in Bell County on Dec. 9.

Meanwhile, White has already been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of 25-year-old Douglas Kantor and 14 counts of aggravated assault in August.

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