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Killeen police arrest murder suspect from Friday morning shooting

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 07, 2023

UPDATE (9/7, 6:15 p.m.)

Killeen detectives have identified and arrested the suspect in an early morning shooting from last Friday, with the help of the community and numerous crime stopper tips.

The deceased 22-year-old victim has also been identified as Valeria Favila.

According to authorities, the case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, and a criminal complaint was issued charging 32-year-old Angelica Sharice Lamar Higgins with murder.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lamar Higgins.

Authorities located Lamar Higgins at a residence in Harker Heights on Wednesday — she was apprehended and taken into custody without incident. She was transported to the Bell County Jail and arraigned, and her bond was set at $1 million.

Killeen police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this case.

This investigation is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.


A 22-year-old woman died early Friday at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center after a shooting in the 800 block of Atlas Avenue.

The woman’s identity wasn’t immediately released, pending notification of next of kin.

Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced her dead at 3:57 a.m.

It’s the City of Killeen’s ninth murder of 2023.

Anyone with information about the murder should contact Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477) or go online at

25 News will provide additional details as they become available.