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Killeen Police conduct an early morning Homicide investigation on S. 56th Street.

Killeen Police responded to the 300 block of S. 56th Street on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 6:15am, after receiving a call about a male who was thought to be sleeping in the front yard of a residence.  Upon the officers arrival they located a deceased black male in the front yard of the caller.  Donte Javon Samuels, a 22 year old Killeen resident, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 7:03am; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this death to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit continues to investigate this case; information will be released as it becomes available.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department