Belton police are looking to bring the suspected murderer of 39-year-old Jamel Jones to justice, and they're hoping the public an help them find him.

Paul Romer with the City of Belton reports that a murder warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Deon Shamburger. Detectives believe Shamburger responsible for gunning Jones down in the 1100 block of Shady Lane on Friday, July 30.

According to police, someone called 911 to report the shooting around 3:11 PM that day. They found Jones at the scene having suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The alleged shooter had fled the scene in a vehicle, then taken off on foot.

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The shooting reportedly happened after a heated argument. Police haven't said what that fight was about, but it makes you wonder if it was worth killing a man over. (Most likely not.)

Police reported on Monday, August 2 that they knew the suspect's name, but did not make it public. They released Shamburger's name Wednesday morning, August 4, and urged anyone who sees him to call authorities and not try to apprehend him. Shamburger is considered armed and dangerous.

If you spot Shamburger, know where he may be, or have any information about the shooting that could be helpful in this investigation, please reach out to the Belton Police Department at (254) 933-5840 or text the information to  them at (254) 217-6764.

You can also contact Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477,, or via the free P3Tips app.

You do not have to give Crime Stoppers your name, and information leading to an arrest could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

This past weekend was a violent one for Central Texas. We cannot allow these crimes to go unanswered for if we want to continue to live in a community worth calling home. Please reach out to Crime Stoppers if you can help.

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