KILLEEN, TX — All three victims killed in a Killeen triple homicide have been identified.
Killeen Police were dispatched to the Summerlyn Apartments located at 4101 E. Rancier Avenue in reference to shots fired call at 1 a.m. on March 14. Officer’s checked the area and were unable to locate the source.
KPD then received another call in reference to a water leak coming from one apartment leading to another around 1:40 a.m. Officers found an unlocked apartment and attempted to contact the tenant.
Upon entry to the apartment, officers located three victims dead with gunshot wounds. The victims, two males and one female in their early twenties, were pronounced deceased at 2:46 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters.
The victims were identified as 22-year-old Asia Cline, 23-year-old Shaquan Markell Allred, and 23-year-old Specialist Freddy Beningo Delacruz, Jr.,
Spc. Delacruz, Jr. was from Vidalia, Georgia, and entered the Army in November 2017 as a cavalry scout and had been assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since April 2018.
Delacruz's awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
"The Stallion family is truly devastated by the tragic loss of Spc. Freddy Delacruz. He was an outstanding Trooper. Each of us in the Battalion are grateful for having known him and we collectively grieve his loss. I would like to send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time," said Lt. Col. Steven E. Jackowski, commander, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
The incident is under investigation by the Killeen Police Department and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Officials say no further information will be released at this time while the investigation is underway.