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Killeen police arrest two suspects in murder of 20-year-old woman

Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 12:19:24-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department is investigating a murder after a woman was shot to death on Hereford Lane.

The victim has been identified as Kaitlyn Silverio of Temple.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Homicide and Organized Crime Units were able to determine that this incident was a narcotics transaction.

Two suspects were identified and on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office. Complaints were returned charging De’Jauna Monte Williams, 18, and Cedric Vernon Henderson Jr., 19, with Murder.

Williams turned herself into the police headquarters and Henderson was located and apprehended in the 2000 block of Trimmier Road without incident. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Williams and Henderson, setting their bond at $1,000,000 each. Williams and Henderson are currently in the Killeen City Jail.

Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim at approximately 10:00 p.m. on March 29.

Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.

She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The 20 year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 11:44 p.m. at the hospital.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and 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.