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Warrant issued for man believed responsible for Harker Heights murder

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas - Harker Heights Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday for the offense of murder issued by Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

The criminal investigation by the Harker Heights Police Department developed a probable cause of 26-year-old Joseph Manuel Blas, of Harker Heights, is suspected of committing the March 10, 2018 shooting and murder of Thomas Raymond West in the 1000 block of Indian Trail.

Blas is now considered a fugitive, and the department is seeking assistance from anyone who may have knowledge of his whereabouts.

If anyone has any information, you can contact the Harker Heights Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5400.

For more information, you can view our previous story here.

Additionally, Harker Heights Police are trying to locate the following person of interest, who may have some knowledge of events around the ongoing murder investigation. We believe he has a first name of Cliff, possibly living in Killeen, Texas.

If anyone knows this person or his whereabouts, you can contact the Harker Heights Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5400.

Source: Harker Heights Police Department


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