A suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday left a 15-year-old boy dead.
The Killeen Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Fox Creek Drive at 5:24 p.m. Friday, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting.
Officers found a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound in the 1300 block of Fox Creek Drive. He was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, according to a KPD news release.
An autopsy was ordered at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
Investigators learned the victim, whose name was withheld by police Friday night, and another male were involved in an altercation inside a dark Saturn. The driver shot the passenger, who fled the vehicle and collapsed on a sidewalk, police said.
The driver was taken into custody at the scene and was in Killeen City Jail on Friday night. His name was withheld pending formal charges by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.