HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The suspect in a fatal shooting in Harker Heights is in custody.

23-year-old Tre Jean Smith, of Killeen, was taken into custody for the murder of Taurus Berkhart Stubbs on Tuesday. The incident originally occurred in the 300 block of W. Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Smith was arraigned Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Nicola J. James for Stubbs’ murder. A bond was set at $1 million, and Smith will be transported to the Bell County Jail.

Harker Heights Police officers were dispatched at approximately 1:28 a.m. on March 9 to the 300 block of W. Veterans Memorial Boulevard to a call of shots fired. Officers were advised at approximately 1:39 a.m. that a victim was taken to Seton Medical Center by family members.

When officers arrived at the hospital, they saw a man being taken inside the Emergency Room of Seton Medical Center – who later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Taurus Berkhart Stubbs, of Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Nicola James pronounced Stubbs dead at 4:58 a.m. Thursday, and has
ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information related to this incident, you can
contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5440 or Bell County Crime Stoppers.