Suspect Arrested in Triple Homicide
For Immediate Release
August 28, 2020
Update – August 28, 2020
Through investigation, detectives with the Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit identified a suspect in this case. On August 20, 2020, this case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Barnard Lnell Morrow, 21, with Capital Murder of Multiple Persons. A warrant for Morrow’s arrest was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on August 20, 2020 with a suggested bond amount of two million dollars.
Killeen Police and members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in their attempt to locate Morrow found that he had fled the City of Killeen and could potentially be in Newton, MS. Assistance was requested from the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in locating Morrow.
On August 28, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., members of the GCRFTF arrested Morrow in the 1600 block of Pecan Rd., Newton, MS, without incident. Morrow was transported to the Lauderdale County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Bell County.
The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the US Marshals for their assistance in apprehending Morrow.
“The department wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy. I wish to thank our officers and detectives for their dedicated service in reaching a conclusion in this investigation,” Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble.
UPDATE – March 17, 2020
The three victims have been identified as Asia Cline, 22, Shaquan Markell Allred, 23, and Freddy Beningo Delacruz Jr., 23.
This investigation is still ongoing, and information will be released as it becomes available. If you have any information about this case, we ask you to call the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous.
Killeen Police Investigate a Triple Homicide.
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the Summerlyn Apartments located at 4101 E. Rancier Avenue in reference to shots fired call. Officers’ checked the area and were unable to locate the source. At approximately 1:40 a.m. officers received another call, in reference to a water leak coming from one apartment leading to another. Upon investigation of the source of the water leak officers found an unlocked apartment and attempted to contact the tenant. Officers upon entry to the apartment located three victims deceased, having gunshot wounds.
The victims, two males and one female in their early twenties were pronounced deceased at 2:46 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters. He ordered autopsies to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The investigation is ongoing, and names of the victims will not be released pending next of kin notification.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.