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Killeen police identify victim of fatal weekend shooting, marking 15th murder this year

Posted at 3:52 PM, Oct 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 17:19:47-05

KILLEEN, Texas — An early Sunday morning shooting in Killeen has left one dead, another injured, said the Killeen Police Department.

The shooting occurred about 2:34 a.m. at the 1200 block of Middleton Street, according to police. Upon arrival, officers found a 39-year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries and pronounced him dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as Jhirmack Wartell Brown.

Through the investigation, detectives were able to determine that the victim and the suspect were involved in a verbal altercation. The suspect displayed a handgun and discharged it towards the victim and the victim proceeded to pull out a handgun and discharged it towards the suspect, striking him.

The second victim, a 43-year-old male, was transported to Baylor Scott and White in Temple and is currently stable.

The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on Nov. 3. Then on Nov. 4, a complaint for murder was returned charging 43-year-old Perry Tyshawn Davis.

At approximately 6:38 p.m. on Nov. 5, Davis was located in the 1300 block of Powder River Drive and was placed under arrest without incident. Davis was then transported to the Bell County Jail.

This marks the City of Killeen's 15th murder in 2021.