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Victim dies, Temple shooting now considered murder

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-27 09:42:49-05

TEMPLE, Texas — A Wednesday morning shooting in Temple is now being treated as a homicide.

Michael Powell, 27, died from injuries sustained in the shooting in the 3800 block of South 31st Street.

Donovan Alsum, 30, of Killeen was arrested at his home "without incident" prior to Powell's death.

It's the city's first murder of 2023.

25 News will provide additional details as they become available.


TEMPLE, Texas — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday in the 3800 block of South 31st Street, Temple police said.

Donovan Alsum, 30, of Killeen was arrested at his home "without incident," police said.

The victim remains in critical condition, according to police.

The shooting occurred about 10:15 a.m. today.


The Temple Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a shooting suspect.

Around 10:15 a.m. today, officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of South 31st Street on reports of a shooting, according to the Temple Police Department.

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Police said one man was found shot and transported to a hospital with "life-threatening injuries."

An investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.