Killeen Police Investigate an Early Morning Shooting

Killeen, TX (July 30, 2021): Killeen Police are actively working a shooting investigation.

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a shots fired call. Upon the officers, they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound at the intersection of Fort Hood Street and Elms Road. The shooting victim, a male, was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, 36-year-old Deon Dewayne Elliot, succumbed to his injuries and Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced him deceased at 3:49 a.m.

Through the investigation, it revealed that another male was also shot, and he transported himself to Advent Health with non-life threatening injuries. The male victim has since been released.

A suspect vehicle leaving the scene was stopped by Patrol Officer, and two people were placed under arrest. Officers did locate several firearms inside the suspect vehicle.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, to contact the Bell County 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.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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