KILLEEN, Texas – Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old man. The victim has been identified as James Matthew Moten.
Through the investigation, it was determined that the victim and the suspect, his son, were involved in a domestic disturbance when the suspect produced a knife and assaulted his father.
When the officers arrived and entered the residence, they located the victim dead and the suspect suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The suspect, Javeon Rondre Moten, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman, at 9:46 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
This is the sixteenth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021. On Tuesday, November 9, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sladecek Drive in reference to a stabbing victim. When officers arrived, they found James suffering from a stab wound, and was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene.
A second man, 18-year-old, was located suffering from a gunshot wound and he was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.
The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.