A judge has extended the plea agreement deadline in the murder case against a 25-year-old Tyler man accused of fatally shooting another man at a local shopping center in December.

Kristian Leonardo Perdomo is charged with murder in connection with the death of 45-year-old Bradley Brockman. Brockman was shot at the Westwood Shopping Center at South Southwest Loop 323 and Chandler Highway. Perdomo was arrested shortly after the shooting. 

In a motion for continuance and the extension of the plea agreement deadline, defense attorneys Buck Files and Brett Harrison said the Texas Department of Public Safety had not completed the analysis of submitted DNA samples. That analysis is necessary to prepare for and investigate the case, they wrote. The defense is working with the prosecution to reach a plea deal, according to the motion. 

Judge Christi Kennedy with the 114th District Court granted the motion on Thursday and moved the deadline to accept a plea agreement to Feb. 27, 2020.  

Perdomo was arrested Dec. 16 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He later was charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

At the time of his arrest, law enforcement officials said they believed he was responsible for four other fatal shootings that happened in December 2018. However, Perdomo has not been charged with those shootings. He remains jailed on bonds totaling $2.25 million.  

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