HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A shooting victim whom local officers and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to save was identified Monday as Thomas Raymond West, 35, of Harker Heights.
Officers who responded to a report of shots fired at around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Indian Trail found West lying on the ground bleeding from entry and exit gunshot wounds in the hip and abdomen, police said in a news release.
“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,” police said.
An autopsy was ordered.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call (254) 953-5400 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477.
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