Military

The names of the three people who were killed on Saturday in Killeen have been released by two governmental entities.

Fort Hood officials have released the name of one man who happened to be an active duty soldier.

The deceased soldier was identified as Spc. Freddy Beningo Delacruz Jr., 23, whose home of record is listed as Vidalia, Georgia, according to a news release from Fort Hood.

“The Stallion family is truly devastated by the tragic loss of Spc. Freddy Delacruz. He was an outstanding Trooper. Each of us in the Battalion are grateful for having known him and we collectively grieve his loss. I would like to send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Steven E. Jackowski, commander, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Delacruz’s awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The Killeen Police Department also confirmed Delacruz was one of the victims of the triple homicide and provided the other two victims names.

The other two who were killed were 22-year-old Asia Cline and 23-year-old Shaquan Markell Allred, according to a news release by KPD spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

The three were found inside an apartment around 1 a.m. Saturday at the Summerlyn Apartments in the 4100 block of East Rancier Avenue, according to a release from Cdr. Ronnie Supak of the KPD.

All three people were pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters.

Herald reporter Thaddeus Imerman contributed to this report.

Monique Brand - Killeen Daily Herald

mbrand@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

City Hall Reporter

Monique 'Mo' Brand joined the Herald in May 2019. Before that, she covered border coverage and county government in Arizona. She also worked as a reporter in Kerrville, Los Angeles, and Norfolk Virginia. The U.S. Navy veteran grew up in Killeen.

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