Killeen homicide victim was Fort Hood soldier, Army says

The 19-year-old shot dead in an apparent homicide in Killeen on April 17 has been identified as a Fort Hood soldier.

Back on April 19, Killeen Police identified the victim found dead in the 700 block of W. Avenue C as Justin Lewis, 19. On Friday, Fort Hood officials confirmed Lewis was an Army private, who had been assigned to the 3rd Cavalary Regiment on post since February 2017.

Lewis, who lived in Henderson, North Carolina, became an active-duty cavalry scout in August 2016, the Army said. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

His homicide is currently under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.

Anyone will information about the homicide should call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 or submit a tip anonymously online by clicking here. You can also submit a tip through the app P3 tips, available on IOS and Android devices. Download the app by clicking here. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be paid a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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