Man dead following Thursday night apartment shooting in Killeen

POSTED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:49am
UPDATED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:21pm

Killeen Police are investigating a shooting death that occurred on October 11 in the 3200 block of Hereford Lane.

Officers responded to a call at an apartment complex at 11:03 p.m. telling them someone had been shot at that address. Upon the officers, arrival they found a 24-year-old deceased male inside the living room.

The officers began an investigation, which revealed that the victim was visiting the apartment when he and another male became involved in a verbal altercation. The altercation then turned physical and the male shot the victim before fleeing the apartment. Justice of the Peace, Bill Cooke, pronounced Latternace Deshawn Newsome dead at 11:35p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online at www.killeencrimestoppers.com or text KILLEEN along with the tip to 274637. All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous. If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.
 

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