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Killeen PD investigating an early morning murder

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Posted at 1:20 PM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 12:44:41-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department is investigating a murder of an unidentified male.

Just after 3 am, Sunday morning, KPD responded to a shooting victim call at Club Legends, located in the 300 block of 2nd Street.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found a male who was suffering from a gun shot wound. KPD officers performed live saving measures until paramedics arrived on scene.

Shortly after 4:15 am, Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim dead. Judge Cooke ordered that an autopsy be performed.

On Wednesday, May 5, authorities identified the victim as 28-year-old Michael Dequan Sanders.

This is the fourth murder investigation within the City of Killeen in 2021. Last year, Killeen PD saw a record number of murders.

The cause and identity of the victim is still under investigation.

KPD Detectives are asking anyone who may information about this Murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.