Update to the Death Investigation

UPDATE – April 22, 2020

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit through there preliminary investigation found that the child obtained a loaded firearm within the residence and caused their own death, accidentally. Autopsy results are pending and Detectives continue their investigation.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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At approximately 11:22 a.m., the Killeen Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 4500 block of Alan Kent Drive.  Officers arrived on scene at approximately 11:25 a.m. to find a five-year-old unresponsive male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  EMS arrived shortly after the initial officers and all first responders attempted life saving measures on the child.  Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters pronounced the child deceased at 12:03 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed.  The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation into this incident.  Further details will be released once more information is available.

 

Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department

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