The man killed in an early morning shooting Sunday at a Killeen residence may have been mistaken as an intruder by his brother, the Killeen Police Department said Monday.
Killeen resident Terry Lee Moon Jr., 32, was shot and killed at a home in the 2300 block of Zephyr Road while entering it through a window. Police said they responded to a 911 “burglary” call from the home placed at 2:57 a.m. Sunday. Moon was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
According to information released Monday by police, Moon was a resident of the home, and the shooter was his brother. The investigation revealed Moon left the residence Saturday evening and told his brother he was not coming home that night.
Moon’s brother, whom police did not identify, locked the renter’s dead bolt on the door. Police said Moon came home unexpectedly, and was unable to get into the house through the front door. He went around to his brother’s window and began to open it.
“At this point, his brother believed an intruder was breaking into his home and fired a shot, hitting him,” KPD said.
Moon’s brother immediately called 911 for assistance, police said.
A person who answered the door of the residence Monday said no one wanted to talk about the incident.
An autopsy report released Monday listed the cause of Moon’s death as a shotgun wound to the head, calling the incident a homicide.
Moon’s brother was taken into custody and later released after the Bell County district attorney’s office declined to file charges.