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The Harker Heights Police Department Needs the Public’s Assistance in a Murder

On August 28, 2017, Harker Heights Police officers were dispatched to a call related to a gunshot victim in the 100 block of East Central Texas Expressway near Popeyes Chicken restaurant. On arrival, officers located 48-year-old Alonzo “Lonnie” Patton deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

New information has developed related to the unsolved murder of Alonzo “Lonnie” Patton. The Harker Heights Police Department is asking the community for assistance from anyone who may have seen something in the area on the evening of the shooting, or with any information regarding this case.

If you have any information, please contact the Harker Heights Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5440. Individuals may also provide information to Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at 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 of up to $1,000 in cash.

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