September 8, 2008 – Killeen police are investigating a murder-suicide in which a Fort Hood specialist killed his lieutenant and then himself this morning.
According to a press release from the Killeen Police Department, the lieutenant and a staff sergeant had gone to a residence at 18074 N. Second St. to speak with the specialist. For reasons unknown at this time, a confrontation began between the two parties, and a gun was seen.
Police received a 9-1-1 call of the disturbance at 8:39 a.m. and went to the scene.
Officers who arrived at the residence witnessed the specialist assault the lieutenant and shoot him. Police then fired shots at the specialist, who turned the gun to his head and shot himself. The staff sergeant was not injured.
The lieutenant and specialist were pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m. and 9:51 a.m., respectively by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. An autopsy has been ordered on the bodies, and the cause of death will be determined after those results are in, the release said.
The names of the deceased have been withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The investigation is continuing.