CORRECTION – Killeen Police Investigate a Homicide on Root Avenue

CORRECTION – April 25, 2018

The name of the deceased is 35 year-old Otto Owen-Palacios Hernandez. 

On Monday, April 23, 2018 at approximately 6:32 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Root Avenue after receiving a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a non-responsive male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced the victim, Otts Hernandez deceased at 7:53 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Special Projects/Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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