Police arrest suspect, 17, in overnight Abilene murder


ABILENE, Texas - Abilene police have arrested a suspect in an overnight murder.

Kobe Tayler Poston, 17, has been charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a deadly shooting at an apartment complex across the street from Mann Middle School.

Poston had been initially arrested on an unrelated warrant for a probation violation.

At 3:19 a.m., police responded to the Abilene North Apartments at the corner of Vogel and North Willis Street for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found two victims. One was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to the hospital.

According to the search warrant, obtained by KTXS, the second victim told police he and some friends were walking outside the complex when they were approached by an unknown male with a gun. The victim said he knocked the gun out of the man's hand and they all began to fight.

During the fight, the victim was shot. He said as he tried to crawl away, Poston put a gun to his head and hit him with it. He was not able to say he shot the victim who was killed.

Police tracked Poston down at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of State Street where he lives with his mother. According to the search warrant, Poston's mom told police that her son came home about 4 a.m. and woke her up. She said he was "visibly upset, shaking and crying." She said Poston also told her "Robert was dead."

In March, a judge approved a motion to revoke Poston's probation. He was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with disorderly conduct - discharge/display of a firearm, which is a Class B misdemeanor. He received 18-months deferred adjudication and was ordered to complete 24 hours of community service and take an anger management course.

The names of the shooting victims have not been released.

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