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Two found shot to death in local home, suspect in custody

Deaths described as ‘double homicide’
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 9:22 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2020 at 7:34 PM CDT
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) - A suspect was in custody Thursday after officers discovered a man and a woman late Wednesday night in a home at Red Fern Drive and Halona Drive in Harker Heights.

Police described the deaths as homicides and later said both victims had been shot.

Harker Heights officers found the bodies at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone flagged down a Copperas Cove officer and said the house needed to be checked.

The doors of the home were locked when the Harker Heights officers arrived so they had to force their way inside.

Crime scene tape surrounded the house Thursday morning and a white tent was erected outside the home.

Thursday afternoon Killeen ISD left a note on the door of the house saying an elementary school student who lived at the home hadn’t logged on to school for more than 17 days.

Neighbors in the area said a man and woman live in the home.

It’s not not clear how the student is connected to the case.

No further details were immediately released.

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