Police have not identified a suspect in the city's 12th homicide in 2012, but are searching for a “person of interest.” Department officials released a picture of the man Thursday afternoon and asked for the public’s help locating 29-year-old Michael Maurice Cunningham.

Courtesy/Killeen Police Department

A 31-year-old man was killed in Killeen early Thursday morning after being shot multiple times.

Police identified the victim as Killeen resident Antonio Terrell Griffin. He was shot several times inside a duplex home in the 1100 block of Royal Crest Drive in west Killeen.

Police have not identified a suspect, but are searching for a “person of interest.” Department officials released a picture of the man Thursday afternoon and asked for the public’s help locating 29-year-old Michael Maurice Cunningham.

“We believe he has definite information about (Griffin’s death),” KPD Commander Scott Meads said.

The shooting occurred at 2:26 a.m. Thursday morning. Griffin and another man had been in the duplex prior to the shooting.

Griffin’s girlfriend was upstairs when she heard multiple gunshots. She came downstairs to find the other man gone and Griffin critically wounded.

Paramedics took Griffin to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced him dead at 4:45 a.m. Cooke ordered an autopsy at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Neighbors said they were surprised to learn someone had been killed.

“It’s usually pretty quiet here,” said one neighbor who did not want to be named.

Thursday’s shooting marks the 12th homicide in Killeen in 2012.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about Cunningham’s whereabouts or the homicide to call Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477, go to www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO and the tip to 274637.

All tips are confidential and can be made anonymously. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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mzfitz

one a month, y'all need to stop killing eachother.

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