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Late-night shooting 6 blocks from local police department leaves man dead

An officer was back at the scene of the late-night shooting Friday morning.  (Photo by Eric Franklin)
An officer was back at the scene of the late-night shooting Friday morning. (Photo by Eric Franklin)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 9:39 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2020 at 5:36 PM CDT
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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) - Police were investigating Friday after a late-night shooting six blocks from the Copperas Cove Police Department left a man dead.

Police identified the victim Friday as Devonn Dozell Mayhew, 21, of Copperas Cove.

Officers who responded to a report of gunfire found him dead in the road at around 11:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South 7th Street and West Avenue E.

Mayhew’s father told KWTX he and his son had been working on a car about an hour before the shooting.

Mayhew left to go on a walk, which he often did, the father said.

When he failed to return, the father began to look for him and as he did he received a call from his daughter, who lives nearby.

She told him she had heard gunfire.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at (254) 547-1111 or Detective Sheldon at (254) 547-8222 Ext. 6892.

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