Police identify shooting victim found dead along local road
Police Tuesday evening identified a shooting victim whose body was discovered Monday along a road on the southern edge of Harker Heights as Brandon Scott Rosecrans, 27, of Fort Hood.
Rosecrans’ body was found at around 10:20 a.m. Monday along Fuller Lane just north of the western end of Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
A 2016 Jeep Renegade that was found on fire Monday belonged to Rosecrans, police said.
Police did not say where the Jeep was found.
Rosecrans, an Army private first class, had been assigned since November 2018 to the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer, Fort Hood said.
"Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan McLane and I would like to express our deepest regrets to the family and loved ones of Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans. The thoughts and prayers of the Soldiers of 215th Brigade Support Battalion and the Greywolf Brigade are with them during this difficult time," Col. Kevin Capra, commander 3ABCT, said.
He would have turned 28 on Friday.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigation Division at (254) 953-5400 or Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.
Tips may also be submitted online.
(Alex Gibbs contributed to this story)