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Staff report

Harker Heights police are investigating a shooting that left a 24-year-old woman dead early Saturday morning.

Around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Brittney Way related to a domestic disturbance call, according to an HHPD news release.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Skyler Mills of Harker Heights had been shot.

A witness at the scene described seeing a male fleeing the scene after a verbal altercation with Mills, the release said.

The victim succumbed to her injuries and Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced her dead at 5:59 a.m. on scene, according to the release.

The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigations Division is looking for a person of interest described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, height, around 180 to 200 pounds, and having a dreadlocks hairstyle.

He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray sweat pants, and possibly driving a silver or white Mercedes Benz sedan.

The department is asking anyone that may have any information about this shooting to contact the Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5440, or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), and online at

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