Killeen News Now – A judge sentenced Dexter Washington to 25 years for the murder of 28-year-old Luis Angel Santiago Jr. on June 18, 2019.
Dexter Washington is one of four men accused of the shooting death of Luis Angel Santiago Jr. in 2019. Washington pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 25 years in prison. Three co-defendants in the case have a jury trial date later this year.
According to court documents, on Sept. 11, 2019, Dexter Washington, 49; Shyheem Jubar Washington, 23; and Eric David Madden, 24; were indicted on first-degree felony charges of murder related to the shooting death of Luis Angel Santiago Jr.
A grand jury indicted Javonte Jervar Washington, 15 years old at the time of the murder on Dec. 4, 2019. Washington is now 19 and will stand trial as an adult.
According to an affidavit, on June 18, 2019, officers with the Killeen police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Fleetwood Drive and Greengate Drive in response to calls about gunfire. Upon arrival, officers found a man with gunshot wounds to his legs and chest.
Witnesses told investigators that four black arrived in a blue Chrysler, and a verbal altercation ensued between the group and the victim. Shyheem Washington started shooting at Santiago. The other three men joined him.
A doorbell camera revealed evidence supporting witness accounts. Investigators recovered .40-caliber and 9-mm shell casings at the scene.
Officers located the Chrysler in the 3300 block of Stan Schlueter Loop at CVS. All men were in the two cars. Investigators found .40-caliber and 9-mm handguns in a Nissan and a 9-mm bullet in Dexter Washington’s pocket.