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UPDATE: Killeen murder suspect identified

Daniel Lorenzo Wilson Daniel Lorenzo Wilson
KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) - Police have charged a Killeen man with murder after they received a call that he was holding a women hostage at a Killeen apartment Monday morning after he shot and killed another woman.

Daniel Lorenzo Wilson, 41, of Killeen, has been charged with murder for the death of Karen Louise Edwards, 43, of Killeen.  Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin set Wilson's bond at $1 million.

A woman called police Monday morning, just before 5:30 a.m., saying that a 41-year-old man was holding her hostage at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Mimosa. The woman told police that she was able to escape, but a man was still inside with a weapon.

The preliminary investigation shows that the woman who was held hostage, was at 916 Mimosa #1, with Wilson, when Edwards knocked on the door to speak with him. Wilson and Edwards were speaking in the doorway, when he shot Edwards. Wilson then threatened the witness and took her hostage. She was able to escape unharmed and call 911.

Officers arrived and spoke with the witness and found Edward's body behind 919 Mimosa. Wilson, barricaded himself inside the apartment for over an hour. The tactical response unit was deployed and convinced the male to surrender at 7:24 a.m. without incident.

Edwards was pronounced dead at 8:04 a.m., by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.  An autopsy was ordered to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case on Tuesday and a complaint was returned charging Wilson with murder. He has been transferred to the Bell County Jail.

This murder is still being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division.
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