Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on 42nd Street

Killeen, TX (June 8, 2021): A 38-year-old male is deceased after being shot at a residence in the 300 block of S. 42nd Street.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, June 7, 2021, at approximately 12:34 p.m., to the 300 block of S. 42nd Street in reference to shots fired. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a domestic altercation when the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the victim.

The victim, Anthony House, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:08 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Through the investigation, one person was identified and detained at the scene. The suspect is awaiting formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.
This makes the fifth criminal homicide in Killeen.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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