Autopsy Shows Brother Died Of Gunshot Wound To Head

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KILLEEN (January 7, 2014) A preliminary autopsy shows a man who was shot while crawling through the window of a Killeen home died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The report also shows the manner of death was ruled homicide.

Killeen police confirmed Monday that Terry Lee Moon, Jr., 32, was shot Sunday, apparently by his brother, who awakened to find someone crawling through a bedroom window.

Moon was pronounced dead after he was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition early Sunday morning.

Police responded just before 3:00 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call about a robbery and shooting in the 2300 block of Zephyr Road in Killeen.

Killeen police, in a news release issued Monday, said the victim was a resident at the house he was trying to enter.

His brother, who has not named, told police Moon had said he was leaving the house Saturday night and would not be back.

Knowing that, the release said, the brother secured the home for the night and when Moon decided to return, he could not get in.

The press release says Moon tried a window at the front on the house but was not able to get it open.

He then went to his brother's bedroom and tried a window there.

The noise aroused a dog that began barking and when the resident awoke, he saw someone trying to climb in his window.

The resident shot the intruder and then dialed 911.

The 29-year-old resident was taken into custody but later released pending review of the case by the Bell County District Attorney's Office.

It's unknown if the resident will be charged.


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