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On Saturday, March 10, 2018, at approximately 6:46 p.m., Harker Height Police received a call of shots fired in the vicinity of the 1000 block of Indian Trail.  At 6:48 p.m., officers arrived on scene and found the male laying on the ground bleeding from entry and exit gunshot wounds in the abdomen and the hip; officers applied pressure to the wounds while talking to him.  Harker Heights EMS arrived on scene and attempted life-saving measures; however, the victim succumbed to the fatal wounds.

On Monday, March 12, 2018, Harker Heights Police Detectives obtained a Murder Warrant for 26 year-old Joseph Manuel Blas, for the March 10th, 2018 shooting incident in the 1000 block of Indian Trail.

The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigation continues with the investigation.

Anyone having information about this incident is urged to contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254-953-5400 and contact the Criminal Investigation Division.  Anyone having information on this incident can 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 responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.


Ofelia Miramontez
Bell County Crime Stoppers