Killeen police seek shooting suspect

Killeen police are looking for information about a Wednesday night shooting outside the Star Mart Convenience Store in the 1700 block of Old Farm-to-Market 440. Witnesses said the suspect fled the scene in this white Lincoln towncar.

Courtesy/Killeen Police Department

Killeen police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that left three men in critical condition.

Officers received a 911 call in reference to shots fired at 5:27 p.m. in the parking lot of the Star Mart Convenience Store in the 1700 block of Old Farm-to-Market 440. Upon arrival, officers found three men with gunshot wounds. Two men were transported by ambulance to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. The third man was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, according to a news release. All three men are in critical condition, police said.

Witnesses told police a black man with dreads got out of a white Lincoln Towncar, approached a maroon SUV and shot the three occupants. The suspect then fled south on Old FM 440.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477, go to or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274367. All information is confidential, and tips leading to arrest could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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Did Al Sharpton get there yet to lead the protests?


This is why if I ever move back to Texas I will never move to Killeen!! I would rather live in Belton or Temple. Harker Heights is borderline good and bad, but never live in Killeen!!


Yes, 73jenna4, because real life works just like CSI. The police can take a still from a crummy convenience store video and zoom right in on the car's license plate.


Has anyone else noticed the star mart shootings are happening very frequently lately? It seems to me like there is a group who is attacking the Indian family who owns the chain because they think they are from Iraq or Afghanistan. One of these shootings took place at the star mart down the road from us and we definitely heard automatic gunfire. I hope KPD is really on the ball on this one, these people need justice and this group is just going to escalate.

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I haven't but I assure u, owning a business next to the ghetto is rough. people who struggle are well aware of the "under dogged" race and uses that as justification for what they do. they claim the arabs are taking their jobs but u know what? what arab that owns a gas station is sitting in their sect 8 govt home, drinking, doing drugs, BEATING their kids and spouse, stealing from their own and tormenting other people and uses the slavery/racist card? I live by shoemaker, I remembered the shooting of the dollar general early in the more a couple years back. KPD still haven't solved that yet, homicide...put the file back in the box and put the box in the basement far away from sight. no joke, I see black people are way more abusive to their children than I do with any other race family in Killeen. my wife and I were on hood rd, by the mcD's that's torn down and a black couple in their escalade (I don't know how they afford it, dang drug dealer) with 2 small children in the back, not older than 8yr of age, well the man driving just, quickly turned around and smacked the pi$$ out of his daughter (right behind him) in her face! my wife was shocked as heck. its a good thing I didn't see it. I would have called KPD (in hopes), that they would do something. I had my windows cracked and my wife said she didn't even hear the girl cry or scream to provoke such violence. I'm telling u, Killeen is not a great place but I do believe its slightly safer than Compton!


Um excuse me Wolfing 88, but I I do believe that black people can afford what white people can. We are not all selling drugs. In fact in case you didn't some of us actually work for a living. I'm sure that white people whoop there kids too. Its not always about race. White people sell drugs too in case you didn't know.


Can you not zoom in any closer on the picture? With all this technology I fond it hard to believe this is the best picture the police can post to find these people. Yes, these people, he did get out of the back seat so that means someone was driving and maybe someone else in the passenger seat??


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