Killeen police investigating homicide near downtown

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a Monday morning homicide near downtown.

Killeen police say officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Green Avenue just after 5 a.m. June 1 in reference to a 911 call about a gunshot victim. Officers arrived and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. They started to perform life-saving measures until EMS arrived.


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The victim, 35-year-old Christopher McWhoter, was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Killeen police say the preliminary investigation shows that McWhoter and a male acquaintance were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical. The two men were struggling over a handgun when the gun went off, striking McWhoter.


Detectives are still investigating.