A man who was shot and killed in Harker Heights on Saturday was identified as Thomas Raymond West, 35.

He was a Harker Heights resident.

On Saturday, about 6:45 p.m., officers received a call of shots fired in the 1000 block of Indian Trail. Officers arrived almost immediately to see West lying on the ground and bleeding from entry and exit gunshot wounds in the abdomen and hip, according to Harker Heights police.

Officers talked to West while applying pressure to the wounds, said police spokesman Sgt. Steve Miller.

Harker Heights emergency medical crews arrived and attempted life-saving measures; however, West died, Miller said.

An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. The Harker Heights criminal investigations division is investigating.

Anyone having information about this incident are urged to contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400 and contact the Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone having information on this incident can contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526- 8477 or go online at

You can also download the P3TipsApp for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip.

All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to an arrest of the person who committed the murder, you could be eligible for a reward of $1,000 cash.

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