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UPDATE: Killeen shooting victim dies from injuries

KILLEEN, Texas - A men left hospitalized after a Killeen shooting has succumbed to his injuries.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the intersection of Franz Drive and Culp Avenue on Wednesday afternoon in reference to a 911 call about shots fired. 

When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately started to perform life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. 

The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal dispute which led to the shooting. 

Witnesses told officers the suspect fled the area in a gray two-door sedan at a high rate of speed. 

Officers located the suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on Rancier Avenue and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refused and a pursuit ensued.

The suspect driver led officers on a short chase, which came to a stop near the intersection of Rancier Avenue and Shims Boulevard. Officers proceeded to apprehend the 31 year-old suspect without incident.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Lamar Marcell Roberson, of Killeen. Roberson succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 1:21 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.

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The Killeen Police Department is investigating a shooting which left one man hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers arrived at Rancier Drive and found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound. They later stopped a suspect in the shooting after a short chase.

They believe the two men got into a fight, which ended with gunfire.

The victim is in critical condition at this time.

Source: Killeen Police Department


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