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Killeen Police investigating the murder of an eighteen-year-old male

The identity of the victim has not been disclosed as the authorities are yet to inform the next of kin.

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Police were called to respond to a shooting victim in the 800 block of Atlas Avenue at around 1:17 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a male who had been shot and was in need of medical attention.

The officers began life-saving measures until paramedics arrived.

Unfortunately, the victim did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 2:13 a.m.

The identity of the victim has not been disclosed as the authorities are yet to inform the next of kin.

It is worth noting that this marks the first instance of a homicide victim in the City of Killeen this year.

The police department has urged anyone with any knowledge or information pertaining to this homicide to get in touch with Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or visit http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.

Alternatively, the P3Tips App for IOS or Android can be downloaded to provide anonymous tips. All information provided will be kept confidential and anonymous. If the tip results in the arrest of the perpetrator(s), the informant may be entitled to a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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