The victim from the Tuesday night shooting in Harker Heights has died, launching a murder investigation, police said Thursday.

The man who was found shot on the 400 block of Amy Lane — Jose Antonio Hernandez, a 28-year-old Hispanic male from Harker Heights — died Wednesday at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, police said.

Police received a call of shots fired in the 400 block of North Amy Lane at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived they found an unconscious man with a gunshot wound lying on the ground near the driver-side door of a vehicle that had been parked on the side of the road.

“Investigation reveals that an altercation which started in the parking lot of a business in the 400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard ended in the 400 block of North Amy Lane with one male who suffered a critical gunshot wound,” according to a release from the Harker Heights Police Department. “The individual was transported by EMS to Scott and White hospital in critical condition.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400 and contact the Criminal Investigation Division. Tips can also go to Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 or go online at You can also download the P3TipsApp for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip. All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if a tip leads to an arrest of the person who committed the crime, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 cash. | 254-501-7468

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Murder, murder, murder everywhere,
Shooting bullets all through the air,
Peoples killin' one another just don't care,
Some mother's baby dead over there!

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