Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – Update

The Killeen Police Department investigates an early morning shooting on Zephyr Road.

Officers received a 911 call on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:57 am, in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation in progress at 2316 Zephyr Road.  While officers’ were enroute, they were notified that shots were fired at the residence.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a white male in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound.  The male was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition; he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:30 am by medical authorities.  The gunshot victim was identified as 32 year old Terry Lee Moon Jr. of Killeen; Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The preliminary investigation revealed the resident was asleep when his dog started barking and he saw someone coming through his bedroom window.  The resident fired his weapon striking the male; he immediately called 911 for officers’ assistance.

 

Update:

After further investigation it was determined that the victim, Terry Lee Moon Jr., lived at the residence.  The investigation revealed that Terry had left the residence earlier in the evening and told his brother that he was not coming home that night.  Knowing this, his brother locked the renter’s deadbolt on the door; there is no key to unlock this deadbolt.

Terry Moon came home unexpectedly and was unable to get into the house through the front door.  He went around to his brother’s window and began opening the window.  At this point his brother believed an intruder was breaking into his home and fired a shot hitting him.

The resident was taken into custody for investigative purposes but later released.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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