Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Atlas Avenue

Killeen, TX (April 8, 2023): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of an eighteen-year-old male.

On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at approximately 1:17 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Atlas Avenue in reference to a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 2:13 a.m.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This is the first murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is 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 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.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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