KILLEEN, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The suspect in the murder on Wales Drive in Killeen has been identified.
A Fort Hood spokesperson confirmed to FOX 44 News that Spc. Michael Moore is an active duty soldier assigned to the 68th Engineer Battalion. Spc. Moore joined the Army in October 2019 and served as a repairer of pipe systems, plumbing fixtures, and equipment.
Police say Spc. Moore is in custody, and was in the Killeen City Jail pending charges. His bond in the Bell County Jail is set at $1 million. Police also say the victim is a 34-year-old woman, and that more information will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.
Police say this is Killeen’s 13th Murder of 2022. Officers were originally dispatched at approximately 7:56 a.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a victim lying on the ground.
The victim was pronounced dead at 9:00 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson, who ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
Police say this was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the general public.
The Fort Hood spokesperson says any questions related to Spc. Moore’s arrest or the ongoing Killeen Police Department investigation should be addressed to the Killeen Police Department or its Criminal Investigation Division.
If you may have seen anything or have any information about this Murder, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.
Previously, Killeen PD said this was the 14th murder of the year in the city. The department later amended this number.