CRIME

One man is dead after an early morning shooting today in Harker Heights, according to a news release.

Heights police are investigating the fatal shooting as a murder.

Heights police responded to a shots fired call at around  2:38 a.m.,  in the vicinity of South Roy Reynolds Drive and West Beeline Lane.

While en route, the call was updated to a subject shot, police said.

Upon arrival, officers saw an unresponsive black male lying in the middle of West Beeline Lane at the intersection of South Roy Reynolds Drive with other people waving down officers.

Officers began CPR after discovering the victim had no pulse and was not breathing. Officers said the victim had multiple gunshot wounds, with one in his neck.

Harker Heights EMS arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures; however, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim was pronounced dead by Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 3:35 a.m.

Investigators said the victim's identity is currently unknown.

Heights police are requesting assistance to identify the deceased. He is described as being a black male with short cropped hair, approximately 26 years old with multiple tattoos on both arms.

The victim was wearing a multicolored Levi’s tank top over a gray tank top, black jeans over black and white basketball shorts, and black Nike Basketball shoes with black ankle socks.

Anyone who can assist with the identification can contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400.

Police said the victim's identity will be released after it is established and next of kin are notified.

An autopsy has been ordered.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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