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Killeen police search for burglary suspect who may have gunshot wound

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 15:29:15-04

Police are searching for a man who broke into a home on the 2200 block of Wheeler Avenue Sunday morning. The victim shot at the suspect when he entered the victim's bedroom.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, weighing about 135 pounds and 5'6" tall. He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants and no shirt. Detectives think the suspect was wounded when the victim shot at him.

At 5:09 a.m., officers responded to the burglary call.

Police said the victim was asleep when they heard noises coming from inside the home. The victim then retrieved a gun. When the unknown man entered the victim's bedroom, the victim shot at the burglar.

Police said the suspect then fled the home headed eastbound on Wheeler Avenue.

Anyone who has information should contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 (TIPS) or go to www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.

The P3Tips App for IOS or Android is also available for download and users can give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, said police. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 cash.