HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas - A 19-year-old was shot and killed during an argument in the parking lot of Harker Heights High School Tuesday night.
The Harker Heights Police Department says officers were dispatched around 11 p.m. April 20 to the 1000 block of East Knights Way for a report of shots fired.
The investigation so far shows that a verbal argument happened between several people in the parking lot area of the high school. The argument escalated and multiple shots were fired, which ended in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Quinton Ford of Harker Heights.
Harker Heights police say that once officers arrived on the scene, they began to search the area to locate any possible gunshot victims. After a thorough search for several minutes, Ford was found shot near the incident scene in a wooded area where Harker Heights Police officers began life-saving measures until EMS arrived.
Ford was transported by ambulance to Seton Medical Center but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.
The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigations Division is working with the Killeen ISD police to investigate this incident. Harker Heights police say all persons that were involved in this incident have been interviewed by detectives and no arrest has been made at this time. HHPD says there is no ongoing threat to the community.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5400 and select option #2.