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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:30 am

Killeen police are investigating the Thursday night shooting death of a 24-year-old man.

Officers responded to the 3200 block of Hereford Lane at 11:03 p.m., after the Killeen Police Department received a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found a dead man in the living room.

An investigation revealed the victim, Latternace Deshawn Newsome, was visiting the apartment when he and another man began to argue, according to a KPD news release. The altercation turned physical and the man shot Newsome and fled the apartment.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Newsome dead at 11:35 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, KPD spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

As of Friday evening, no suspects had been detained in the case.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call Killeen Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477 or go to www.killeencrimestoppers.com. Tips leading to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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