Killeen police identify three suspects in murder investigation

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 14:36:35-05

Killeen police identified three suspects on Thursday in a murder investigation.

According to police, detectives have identified three people responsible for the murder.

On Wednesday, the Bell County District Attorney's Office issued complaints charging 31-year-old Talitha Collins, 21-year-old Justice Brue-Miller and 28-year-old Derek Spragins.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for all three suspects. Collins was already in the Killeen City Jail and her bond was set at $1 million.

On Thursday, Brue-Miller and Spragins were arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and Temple police.

They were transported to the Killeen City Jail and are awaiting arraignment. 

According to police, at approximately 8:55 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to shots fired disturbance call.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was unconscious and not breathing.

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21-year-old Marquis Demps dead at approximately 9:36 p.m.

She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

If anyone has any information on the incident, contact Killeen police at (254) 526-8477.

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