Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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