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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 12:00 pm

By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

Killeen police on Thursday released the identity of a man found shot to death Tuesday on the front porch of a home in the 1400 block of East Avenue G.

Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Ricky Dewayne Brandon of Waco.

Brandon was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

Police initially were unable to identify Brandon. They ascertained his identity through fingerprints, police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

Police had made no arrests as of Thursday evening. Brandon's death marked the fourth homicide of the year in Killeen.

Detectives continue to ask anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477, go online to www.killeencrimestoppers.com or text KILLEEN along with the tip to 274637.

All tips are anonymous and confidential. A tip leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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