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29-year-old man dead following shooting in Killeen

Jared Michael Tristan was pronounced dead at the scene late June 2 after he and another man got into a physical altercation on Alpine Street.
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One man is dead after receiving a gunshot wound late June 2 during an altercation in Killeen and a suspect was identified and detained, according to police. 

29-year-old Jared Michael Tristan died from the gunshot wound he sustained during an altercation on the 400 block of Alpine Street in Killeen.

Officers responded to a call about a gunshot wound on Alpine Street around 11 p.m. June 2. Upon their arrival, offices found Tristan unresponsive and sitting inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound. Officers performed life saving measures until paramedics arrived, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

A preliminary investigation found that Tristan arrived at a residence and had a verbal altercation with a woman. According to police, a male friend of the female intervened and engaged in a physical altercation. After the two males separated, the victim displayed a knife and the suspect retrieved a handgun and fired shots toward Tristan. 

Detectives with the criminal investigation division continue to investigate the murder. 

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