Police identify local teen shot and killed a day after Christmas

Published: Dec. 26, 2020 at 4:46 PM CST
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - Two victims were shot Saturday afternoon, including a 19-year-old who died and a five-year-old boy who is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting, according to Killeen Police.

Police on Monday identified the teenager as Cadarian Connell Parker. The boy has not yet been identified.

Police say officers were dispatched to a shooting disturbance at approximately 3:24 p.m. on Saturday in the 700 block of Houston St.

When officers arrived, they say they found Parker and the boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

Both were transported by EMS to area hospitals--one to McLane Children’s Hospital and the other to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, police say.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is underway.

“It’s the holidays, please put down the guns,” urged KPD Chief Charles Kimble.

Police said Saturday evening there was no further threat in the area, but they didn’t have anyone custody yet.

A light-colored sedan drove by and randomly started shooting, police say, and the family was outside at the time.

Police were actively searching for suspects Saturday night.

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