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UPDATE: Man accused of murder in Temple turns himself in

TEMPLE - UPDATE: John Nichols surrendered himself to authorities at the Bell County Jail Friday night.

UPDATE: Police are searching for a 24-year-old Temple man who has been charged with the Thursday night murder of a 20-year-old woman in Temple.

John Nichols has been charged with the murder of LaCrae Hill, who was shot in the head late Thursday night in the 700 block of S. Knob St.

Police are still looking for Nichols and investigators are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Nichols to contact the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-729 TIPS (Local 254-526-TIPS).

Temple police are investigating a homicide that occurred overnight Thursday, in which a 20-year-old Temple woman was shot in the head during an argument.

Temple officers responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the 700 block of S. Knob St., about 11:55 p.m. Thursday night. First responders on the scene found a woman in the roadway with a life threatening head wound.

The woman was identified as LaCrae Hill, and she was transported to Scott & White, where she later died from her injuries.

Police say the preliminary investigation shows Hill and Nichols, who was known to her, were involved in an altercation. During the argument, police say Nichols pulled out a handgun and shot Hill in the head.

Members of the Temple Police Department’s General Investigation Unit is conducting the investigation.
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