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HHPD investigating aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Special to the HHES

At approximately 08:36 PM, (Tuesday night), September 5, 2017, Harker Height Police received a call of shots fired with injuries in the 400 block of North Amy Lane.  Responding officers arrived and found a vehicle parked on the side of the road, an unconscious male with a gunshot wound was lying on the ground near the driver side door.  A Harker Heights police officer started CPR on the victim identified as Jose Antonio Hernandez, 28, until EMS could arrive on scene and take over.

Investigation reveals that an altercation which started in the parking lot of a business in the 400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard ended in the 400 block of North Amy Lane with one male who suffered a critical gunshot wound.   The individual was transported by EMS to Scott and White hospital in critical condition before passing away due to injuries.

The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigation are continuing with the investigation.  Anyone having information about this incident is urged to contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400 and contact the Criminal Investigation Division.  Anyone having information on this incident can contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at You can also download the P3TipsApp for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to an arrest of the person who committed the crime, you could be eligible for a reward of $1,000.00 Cash.


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