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Killeen police said a verbal altercation preceded the death of a man Dec. 20 in the 4500 block of Westcliff Drive, according to a news release.

Police were dispatched to Westcliff Drive in reference to a 911 call about a burglary in progress. Officers were told two males, the homeowner and an intruder, were involved in a verbal alteration that became physical, according to the release. During the altercation, the intruder was shot, police said.

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