UPDATE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED AFTER POLICE SAID THE INTRUDER WHO WAS KILLED HAD LIVED AT THE RESIDENCE:
One man is dead following an early morning shooting in Killeen on Sunday.
The victim, 32-year-old Terry Lee Moon Jr., was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 2300 block of Zephyr Road when he was shot by the resident of the home, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department.
Police were called to the home at 2:57 a.m. for a burglary in progress, and learned of the shooting en route to their destination.
Upon arriving, the officers located the victim in the backyard with a gunshot wound.
Paramedics transported the victim to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.
He was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. by medical authorities.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the resident was asleep when his dog started barking and he saw someone coming through his bedroom window. The resident fired his weapon striking the male; he immediately called 911 for officers’ assistance,” said Ofelia Miramontez, Killeen Police Department spokeswoman.
The resident of the home, a 29-year-old male, was taken into custody, and later released, following a review by the Bell County district attorney’s office.
The Killeen Police Department will continue to investigate this death.
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