KILLEEN, TX — Killeen Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting on Hitchrock Drive.
According to police, officers received a 911 call at 1:22 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, advising them that a male had just been shot in the 3800 block of Hitchrock Drive. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a 20-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the male victim and a female were walking when a black male, wearing a red hoodie and red bandana, riding a bicycle approached them. The suspect demanded money from the victim, and when the victim did not hand over any money the suspect shot him and fled on his bicycle south on Hitchrock Drive.
The victim was air lifted in to Scott and White Memorial Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this Shooting or suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) go online at wwwbellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip to 274637 or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip. Message and data rates may apply. All information is confidential and anonymous; if your tip results in the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
This case continues to be investigated and further information will be provided as it becomes available.