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Suspect in Killeen triple homicide arrested after fleeing to Mississippi

Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:30:55-04

A man was arrested in Newton, Mississippi in connection to a March triple homicide in Killeen after fleeing the city, according to police.

Barnard Lnell Morrow, 21, was charged with capital murder of multiple persons.

He was arrested on August 28, 2020.

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, 2020.

Upon entry to the apartment, officers located three victims dead with gunshot wounds.

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.,

Through investigation, detectives with the Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit identified a suspect in the triple homicide.

A warrant for Morrow’s arrest was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on August 20, 2020 with a suggested bond amount of two million dollars.

Killeen Police and members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in their attempt to locate Morrow found that he had fled the City of Killeen and could potentially be in Newton, MS.

Assistance was requested from the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in locating Morrow.

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., members of the GCRFTF arrested Morrow in the 1600 block of Pecan Rd., Newton, MS, without incident.

Morrow was transported to the Lauderdale County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Bell County.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the US Marshals for their assistance in apprehending Morrow.

“The department wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy. I wish to thank our officers and detectives for their dedicated service in reaching a conclusion in this investigation,” Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble.