UPDATE -NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON 42ND STREET
Killeen, TX (June 11, 2021): The person that was custody has been released pending further investigation.
NEWS RELEASE: 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.
Killeen Police Department
On Sunday, May 10, 2020, officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 1105 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a shots fired call at approximately 4:18 p.m. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a gray Jeep with damage to the vehicle. The suspect fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the female victim and the suspect were involved in a domestic disturbance. The female left the residence in her vehicle with her four children when the male began to follow and ram her vehicle numerous times. The victim drove to the parking lot of McDonald’s when the suspect approached the vehicle, exchanged some words with her and discharged a weapon into the vehicle.
On May 11, 2020, the Bell County Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and a complaint was returned charging Jontay Perez Naylor, 25, with Aggravated Assault Threaten Bodily Injury with a Deadly Weapon. A warrant was obtained and on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at approximately 12:05 a.m., with the assistance of the United States Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Naylor was located and arrested. He is currently in the Bell County Jail.
Killeen Police Department