Killeen Police investigate shooting death on Gus Drive
Killeen, Texas — Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 3400 block of Stan Schlueter Loop on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:46pm. The caller advised the man was wearing all black and was possibly armed with a shotgun. An officer arrived in the area and located a silver Honda Accord with no lights, stopped in the roadway in the 4600 block of Lonesome Dove Dr. The officer saw a male in the driver’s seat slumped over and suffering from a gunshot wound and the back driver’s side window shattered. The officers began CPR, continuing until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
While the officers were searching the area for the male who was seen by witnesses with a gun, they located a suspicious male in the 3200 block of Gus Dr. After further investigation, the male was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.
The victim, a 35 year old Killeen resident, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at Darnall at 10:36pm; Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of his next of kin and the name of the suspect has been withheld pending further investigation and formal charges.
Detectives with the KPD Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate this death and information will be released as it becomes available.