Temple Police are now investigating an overnight shooting that killed an 18-year-old.

Isaac Kohlhaas was found in the parking lot with a gunshot wound at the Walmart at W. Adams Avenue in Temple. He was rushed to Baylor Scott and White, where he later passed away.

His girlfriend actually found out she is pregnant with his baby on Monday, and she is absolutely heartbroken. She says all he wanted to do is be a father, and the person who killed him took that away from him.

“No matter what he went through, no matter what it was that was going on in his life, he would always find a way make anyone smile and laugh,” says his girlfriend. “He was so excited to be a dad, and that’s all he ever talked about was being a dad and finally getting to know what it feels like to be a father that he wish he had. And they took that away from him.”

Investigators say the person who killed Kohlhaas is still on the run, but they do have some clues who it might be.

“[We are] Actively searching for the person right now, so we ask that if anybody know anything about this to contact the Temple Police Department or Crime Stoppers so that way they can remain anonymous if they choose to. But we do need some information and we would appreciate a call,” says Shawana Neely, Temple Police Public Information Officer. 

“I just hope he gets his justice. Because no matter what he was doing, he didn’t deserve to die,” says his girlfriend.

A balloon release is scheduled for Isaac on Sunday. If you know any information about what happened, you are urged to call Temple Police.


Temple police say an 18-year-old man has died of gunshot wounds received in a shooting in the Temple Walmart parking lot.

Police were called to the Walmart location at 6801 West Adams Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and arrived to find Isaac Kohlhaas had been shot.

He was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police had no information to release regarding suspects or the circumstances of the shooting,  but did say they believed the shooting did occur in the parking lot.

Anyone with information or who may have seen something at the time of the shooting is asked to call the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-727-TIPS (8477).

Callers may remain anonymous.