KILLEEN, Texas – UPDATE: Through the investigation, Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Homicide Unit have identified the suspect involved in this murder.
On Sunday, January 31, 2021, this case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and three complaints were returned. 30-year-old Syrknoreon Dewuntrel Pilgram was charged with Murder and two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Pilgram was found and arrested Monday afternoon at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Gray Street by the United States Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident.
Pilgrim was transported to the Killeen City Jail.
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UPDATE: Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division have identified the deceased victim as Asher Levi Kitchens. The other victims, a 41 -year-old and a 42-year-old, remain in the hospital and are in stable condition.
KILLEEN, Texas: The Killeen Police Department is investigating the murder of a 34-year-old.
At around 9:32 p.m., Saturday night, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of York Avenue in reference to a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found three men suffering from gunshot wounds. Two were immediately transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple and the third victim died at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the three victims were at a residence in the 600 block of Murphy Street. The suspect arrived and started a disturbance when shots were fired. Police say, at this time, this appears to be an isolated incident.
The deceased victim was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. The name of the victim will not be released until next of kin is notified.
The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
Police say this investigation is active, and information will be released as it becomes available.