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Killeen teen killed in early morning shooting, teenage suspect arrested, taken into custody

Police said family found the 18-year-old shot to death in a home after hearing a loud noise.
Credit: KCEN

KILLEEN, Texas — Update: A 16-year old suspect is in custody for the death of Damien Xavier Rocha-Torres. It was determined that the suspect recklessly cause the death of Rocha-Torres by shooting him with a deadly weapon and concealing physical evidence, namely the firearm, with intent to impair its availability as evidence in any subsequent investigation, according to the Killeen PD.

The case was screened by the Bell County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, and a Directive to Apprehend was issued for Manslaughter. 

On Tuesday, November 17, at about 1:49 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody and is currently in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.

Killeen police were investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man early Friday morning.

Police said Damien Xavier Rocha-Torres was shot inside a home in the 2500 block of Camp Cooper Dr. around 1:30 a.m. A justice of the peace pronounced him dead at 2:12 a.m.

Police said Rocha-Torres' family told them he was in a different room of the home, with people he knew, when they heard a loud noise. They went to check on him and found him shot and the others had left through a window.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477.

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