Killeen News Now – On Monday, Darren Lee Gibson Jr., 33, of Converse, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in the 27th Judicial District Court.
According to an affidavit, on Feb. 28, 2020, the Killeen Police Department was dispatched to a fast-food restaurant in the 1300 block of W. Stan Schlueter Loop to respond to a call about a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers were told to respond to a shots-fired call in the parking lot of a grocery store located across the street. At the restaurant, a witness told investigators that Darren Lee Gibson Jr., a former employee, was told to leave multiple times. Then he got in his vehicle and drove around the restaurant several times. Before leaving, he pointed a firearm at the witness. Gibson Jr. then went to the grocery store and discharged his weapon behind it. An off-duty KPD officer recognized Gibson Jr. and stopped him. An AK-47 pistol was found in his vehicle. The magazine was not at full capacity. A spent casing found behind the grocery store matched the live rounds in the magazine. Gibson Jr. pleaded guilty on Feb. 17 to a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was convicted on Class A misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury of a family or household member and resisting arrest, search, or transport. Gibson Jr. was sentenced to 5 years.