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Police ask for help in search for local teenager’s killer

Lou Busby III, 19, died on Dec. 31, 2019 at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. (Killeen Police Dept. photo)
Lou Busby III, 19, died on Dec. 31, 2019 at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. (Killeen Police Dept. photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 6:50 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2020 at 11:03 AM CDT
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – Killeen police asked for the public’s help Wednesday as they search for leads in a shooting just days after Christmas that left a teenager dead.

Officers found Lou Busby III, 19, in a vehicle after responding to a report of a crash at around 1 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2019 in the 4100 block of Stan Schlueter Loop.

He died on Dec. 31, 2019 at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

Busby had attended a party earlier in the night with several area high school students at what police described in a press release as “a newly constructed residence.”

He left the party in a vehicle that was headed toward Stan Schlueter Loop when shots were fired.

An older white sedan was in the area at the time, witnesses told officers.

Investigators were looking for the sedan, which may be a Honda.

They’re are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Killeen Police Needs the Community's Help in the Murder of Lou Busby III

Killeen Police Needs the Community's Help in the Murder of Lou Busby III On Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 1:03 a.m., officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched to the 4100 block of Stan Schlueter Loop in reference to a crash. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 19 year-old male occupant of the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was attending a party at a newly constructed residence with several area high school students. The victim left the party in a vehicle towards Stan Schlueter when shots were fired. Witnesses told officers that an older white sedan was in the area where the crash was. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are looking for an older white sedan, possibly a Honda. On Wednesday, December 31, 2019, the victim, 19 years-old Lou Busby III, succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott & White Hospital. Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. 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(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Posted by Killeen Police Department on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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