Killeen police are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night in the 1700 block of Spring Rose Circle.

When police arrived to the northeast Killeen neighborhood shortly after 6:15 p.m. they found a dead man with a gunshot wound, according to a Killeen Police Department email.

"All the parties involved were still on scene when the officers arrived. Detectives with our Homicide Unit are on scene and the investigation continues," according to the email.

Police have not said if the shooting is a criminal homicide or if the shooting was in self defense.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the man dead at 6:47 p.m. Police have not released his name.

This is the second shooting death of the month in Killeen, but it's possible that neither will result in criminal chargses. Robert M. Blunt, 52, was shot on Feb. 7 in the 4400 block of Maggie Drive around 12:50 p.m., according to Killeen police. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:10 p.m.

He died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, trunk and right upper extremity, according to an initial autopsy report from the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide by examining pathologist Jessica Dwyer. That does not mean the death was criminal in nature.

Officers who arrived on scene were told that Blunt and another person were involved in an argument outside of a home, police said. That argument led to Blunt being shot.

That investigation is still ongoing, according to police. | 254-501-7468

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Of course no charges, that is how the DA there works! that is the reason the crime rate and child abuse rate is so high! I know from experience!


Crime reduction seems to NOT be working, even when the STATS are cooked. Here's a thought, why not change KILLeen's name to KILL'em?

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