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Police: Son fatally stabs father, later dies following domestic disturbance

Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 16:24:17-05

Killeen police are investigating the murder-suicide of a father and son on Tuesday.

Officers dispatched at around 2:11 p.m. to the 400 block of Sladecek Drive. Officers who arrived found 47-year-old James Matthew Moten suffering from a stab wound, he was pronounced deceased on scene at 2:53 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Police said the suspect, 18-year-old Javeon Rondre Moten, was also located suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Through the investigation, it was determined that the victim and the suspect, his son, were involved in a domestic disturbance when the suspect produced a knife and assaulted his father," said police in an update on Wednesday.

Moten was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition on Tuesday.

At 9:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Moten succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman.

Coleman has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This marks the 16th Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021.