Sunday shooting suspect in custody

The Killeen Police Department have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting which took place early Sunday morning.

“The suspect in this incident is currently in the Killeen City Jail,” KPD Spokesperson Ofelia Miramontez said in a press release, adding that the suspect is awaiting formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

KPD did not name the person.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched at approximately 2:13 a.m. Sunday to a business in the 4400 block of Watercrest Road in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Anthony Newton, 25, was found suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a KPD news release.

Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. Newton was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition, and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:03 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Miramontez said that detectives with the KPD Homicide Unit identified the suspect in this incident.

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