Update – Killeen Investigates Homicide on Cobalt Lane

UPDATE – August 10, 2015

Detectives continue to investigate the incident on Cobalt Lane. Through the investigation it has been learned that this incident appears to be a Double Murder/Suicide. 

The detectives learned that there was a domestic disturbance occurring when the male produced a handgun and shot his wife. The other female, the wife’s sister, was fleeing the residence when the male shot her. The male then returned inside the residence and shot himself.  There were others inside the residence but there were no other injuries.

The names continue to be withheld until further notifications are made.

Officers were called to the 5900 block of Cobalt Lane at 4:51pm, on Sunday, August 9, 2015, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting.

Officers arrived to find a female in the driveway suffering with a gunshot wound; she was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  The 24 year female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at 6:01pm.

Once the residence was secured, officers located a male and a female deceased inside the residence.  Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the 38 year old female deceased at 6:18pm and the 38 year old male deceased at 6:21pm.

The names of the deceased have been withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this homicide and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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