Killeen Police Identifies Murder Victim

Killeen, TX (May 9, 2023): The victim has been identified as Eugene Sonny Brownlow.

CORRECTION: The age of the victim is 16.

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



Killeen, TX (May 8, 2023): Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the death of a 15-year-old male juvenile.

On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 10:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Zephyr Road in reference to a shots fired call. While officers were in route, they were told that a shooting victim was on Becker Drive. Officers arrived at the Star Mart Convenience Store and located shell casings in the parking lot.

At approximately 10:07 a.m., additional officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Becker Drive, and they located three male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, a second to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, and a third to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Two victims are currently listed in stable condition. The third victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of Justice of the Peace Nicola James at 12:40 p.m.

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

This is the fourth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2023.

No arrest has been made.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about the incident, 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 is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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