Killeen Police Are Investigating a Murder on Watercrest

Killeen, TX (February 21, 2021): A 25-year old male victim is dead after being shot near a business in the 4400 block of Watercrest Road.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 2:13 a.m., to the Crew Hookah Lounge located at 4400 Watercrest Road in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. He was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, Anthony Newton, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:03 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

No arrests have been made.

This the second criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

Detectives are asking anyone who may information about this Murder, 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 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.

The investigation to this Murder is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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