Killeen (FOX 44/KWKT) — Killeen Police officers are crediting tips from the community for the arrest of a suspect in a shooting that left one woman dead September 1st. It is the ninth murder in Killeen this year.
The department says detectives identified 32-year-oldAngelica Sharice Lamar Higgins as the suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Valeria Favila. U.S. Marshals arrested Higgins at her home in Harker Heights on Wednesday, September 6th. She is in the Bell County Jail on a murder charge and $1m bond.
Officers found Favila with a gunshot wound around 2:41 a.m. Friday morning in the 800 block of Atlas Avenue. They performed life saving measured until paramedics arrived and took her to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
Favila later succumbed to her injuries and Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced her deceased at 3:57 a.m.
Killeen Police officers are thanking the community for its help in this investigation. FOX 44 News will have more information about this deadly shooting as it becomes available.