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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Police investigating murder in Heights on Monday

Sara Escobar

Evening Star

On Monday, August 28, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Harker Heights Police received a call of an individual shot and lying in the private driveway between two restaurants in the 100 block of Central Texas Expressway. Responding officers arrived at approximately 11:23 p.m. and found a deceased white male who had received a fatal gunshot wound.

The victim of the Monday night murder investigation has been confirmed by the Southwest Medical Examiner’s office by fingerprint match as Alonzo Thomas Patton, a 48 year old white male.

The individual was pronounced as deceased by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.  An autopsy has been ordered.

The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigation are continuing with the investigation.

Anyone having information about this incident are 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 www.BellCountyCrimeStoppers.com. Apps are also available to download at P3TipsApp for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip that way. All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if a tip leads to an arrest of the person who committed the murder, you could be eligible for a reward of $1,000 in cash.

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