Killeen Police Identify Victims from Godman Shooting

Killeen Police investigate Sunday night shootings on Godman.

Officers responded to a 911 call of a disturbance, on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 10:26pm, in the 1700 block of Godman. As officers were responding to the call, they were told that a male was armed and shots had been fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located several gunshot victims at 1706 Godman and were told the suspect had fled with his wife, back to his residence at 1710 Godman. Shortly thereafter shots were heard coming from inside that residence.  The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene and several attempts were made to speak with the male however they received no response. The TRU Officers made entry into the house at 12:26am and located the male and female deceased with gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as 31 year old Lydia Farina, 40 year old Larry Guzman and 28 year old Dawn Giffa. The suspect has been identified as 30 year old Fort Hood soldier, Atase Giffa.  The 41 year old female victim, who remains in critical condition at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, will not be identified at this time.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department


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