• September 30, 2014

2 Killeen residents die in Temple shooting

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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:45 pm

TEMPLE — Two Killeen residents died in a shooting Tuesday night at an east Temple residence, police said Wednesday.

Dead are Shamara Henry, 30, and Quista Henry, 30. A third man, who was not identified, also was shot.

Police responded at 8 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of South 29th Street. Officers arriving at the scene heard shots as they got out of their cars. They found three people — Shamara Henry, Quista Henry and another man — outside a home, each with gunshot wounds.

Shamara Henry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Quista Henry and the other victim were transported to Scott & White Hospital. Quista Henry was pronounced dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Marcus McGinnis, who lives near the shooting scene, said the woman, the other shooting victim and a baby moved from Killeen into the house about 10 days to two weeks ago. He said it appeared they were getting ready to leave the house when Quista Henry arrived and shot them.

McGinnis said he watched as police put the baby in the back of a patrol car.

Quista Henry was listed on LinkedIn as an Army transportation specialist stationed at Fort Hood. Shamara Henry was listed on her Facebook page as a former Army combat medic who studied psychology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

Fort Hood spokesman Tyler Broadway said he had no record of either Quista Henry or Shamara Henry as active-duty military personnel.

U.S. Army Human Resources Command had service records for both Shamara and Quista Henry.

Quista Antonio Henry was in the Army from January 2007 to December. He was a private and served as a motor transport operator. He was last assigned to Fort Bliss. He had served at Fort Hood with the 297th Transportation Company, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, from January 2008 to October 2011.

Shamara Henry served in the Army from September 2006 to December 2008. She was a health care specialist. Her last assignment was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood.

Brian Nehrig, with human resources at Schilli Specialized’s corporate office, confirmed that Quista Henry was employed there as a full-time professional driver since January.

Temple police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Wilcox declined to comment on the relationship between Shamara and Quista Henry or about an infant who reportedly was left in a car seat on the trunk lid of a car near the shooting scene.

Wilcox also declined to say if the investigation is being conducted as a possible murder-suicide.

The third shooting victim remained in Scott & White Hospital on Wednesday with serious injuries, according to the release.

No autopsies were ordered, Wilcox said.

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