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Killeen police have identified victim and suspect in murder-suicide at Dollar General

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Killeen Police have identified the suspect and victim of the murder suicide at the Dollar General. 

Police have identified the victim as Erica Denise Townsend, 22. The suspect is Angelo Townsend-Whitfield, 23.

Townsend-Whitfield was an active duty Marine stationed in California. 

Killeen PD spokeswoman Carroll Smith said it happened at the Dollar General store on Watercrest Road.

Police responded to the store just after 1 p.m. on Sunday after getting a call about shots fired.

One employee, Ernesto Torres, was working when he saw the shooter come into the store. 

"I hear a loud noise go off it sounded like a large ballon-I look to my right and this man says keep doing what you are doing- I have no idea what's going on I'm puzzled," Torres said.

Police said a Townsend-Whitfield went inside the store and shot and killed his wife in the store. He then shot himself.

Torres said the incident happened within a matter of minutes. 

"I look back at my customer, everyone's running out leaving groceries everywhere and he asks what's going on and another gunshot goes off. I look around, I don't notice the bodies until I go behind the register," Torres said.

Other people were inside the store at the time of the incident, but police say no one else was hurt.

Autopsies have been ordered.

This is a developing situation. Refresh for updates.

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