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 www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.
25 News will provide additional details as they become available.