Watercrest Murder Case Presented to Grand Jury

UPDATE –NEWS RELEASE: WATERCREST MURDER CASE PRESENTED TO GRAND JURY

Killeen, TX (May 10, 2021): On May 5, 2021, this case was presented to the Bell County Grand Jury for review and after deliberation, an indictment was returned charging 21-year-old Gregory Ellis with Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence.  No action was taken on the shooting investigation as it was deemed non-criminal.

This will bring the total number of criminal homicides this year to three. 

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UPDATE –NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE IDENTIFY SHOOTER

Killeen, TX (February 24, 2021): The suspect in this incident is currently in the Killeen City Jail. 

Through the investigation, detectives with the Homicide Unit identified the shooter in this incident.  The suspect is awaiting formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office. 

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

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NEWS RELEASE: 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 is the second criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

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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