UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 5:51pm
Killeen Police Department — The Killeen Police Department is investigating a Homicide that occurred at the 3600 block of Zephyr Road just before midnight on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
Officers responded to the 3600 block of Zephyr Road at 11:56pm after receiving numerous 911 calls from residents who heard multiple shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims in the parking lot of the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 3603 Zephyr Road. One male victim was deceased and the other was transported to Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center; he was later transported to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim deceased at the scene at 12:40am and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased victim had arrived in his white Toyota Camry to pick up the male attendant who had just closed the business. Just after the victim pulled up to the store, three armed black males dressed in dark clothing, with their faces covered, ran up to the vehicle. The suspects robbed both victims, shooting them several times and fled the scene in the Camry. The vehicle was subsequently recovered abandoned shortly afterwards in the area of Highland and Stetson.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting, to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text KILLEEN along with your tip to 274637. Text STOP to 274637 to stop or text HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous. If your tip results in the arrest of the suspects responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 in cash.