Copperas Cove police department investigate fatal overnight shooting

Posted at 9:53 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 13:08:25-04

During the investigation, Detectives discovered a subject in the area shortly before the incident took place.

The attached image is infrared and does not display accurate colors of the subject's clothing.

The Copperas Cove Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying this person of interest.

If you know his identity please contact the Copperas Cove Police Department at 254-547-8222.

If you prefer to remain anonymous you can call Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at 254-547-1111.


On July 23, 2020, at approximately 11:13 pm, Copperas Cove Police Officers responded to the intersection of S. 7th Street and W. Avenue E in reference to shots being fired.

Upon arrival, officers located a male gunshot victim in the roadway, who did not display any signs of life.

The Copperas Cove Fire Department EMS arrived on scene and confirmed the victim was deceased.

The victim was identified as Devonn Dozell Mayhew who was a 21-year-old resident of Copperas Cove.

The incident is still being investigated, and additional details will be distributed as the investigation progresses.

If you have any information regarding this incident you can call Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at 254-547-1111 or Detective Sheldon at 254-547-8222 Ext. 6892.