Suspect in north Abilene shooting linked to 2015 armed robbery

Kobe Poston, 17, was arrested during May 2016 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the death of 21-year-old Roberto Cisneros. The shooting death occurred outside the Abilene North Apartments at the corner of Vogel and North Willis Street.Story ->

ABILENE, Texas - The 17-year-old charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Vogel Street fatal shooting is also a suspect in an armed robbery from last year.

Abilene Police obtained a warrant Tuesday for a DNA sample from Kobe Tayler Poston. Police want to compare it to a sample previously entered into CODIS, the FBI's database of DNA samples. That sample, linked to Poston, was blood taken from the scene of a convenience store robbery.

Police believe Poston and a friend robbed the Allsup's at 2550 South Clack Street on Nov. 21, 2015 for $20 and two cases of beer.

According to the search warrant, Poston pointed a gun at the clerk while his friend grabbed beer out of the cooler.

When they left the store, police say Poston's friend tried to exit through a locked door. Poston then used his gun to break the glass of a second door that was unlocked.

Police say Poston was seen on surveillance video grabbing the door frame as he slid out the broken glass door, cutting his hand in the process.

Poston has not yet been charged for the robbery.

He was arrested and charged Tuesday with aggravated assault in connection with a deadly shooting on Vogel Street. He was originally arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Robert Cisneros was shot and killed outside an apartment complex around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to his family. Another victim was hospitalized.

Police arrested a second suspect Tuesday on an unrelated warrant. Jared William Dean Dykes, 18, of Anson was wanted for a burglary in Jones County.

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