Temple Police Identify Victim of Fatal Shooting on 4th Street
Investigators have released the name of a man who was fatally wounded in Temple early Monday morning.
59-year-old Willie Ray Howard was found shot in the doorway of a residence in the 800 block of North 4th Street shortly after 12:15 AM Monday. He was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, where he passed away as a result of his wounds later that morning.
Witnesses told police they saw two black males fleeing the scene, but no suspect information has been released. The shooting remained under investigation Wednesday, and Howard's body was set to undergo an autopsy.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Temple police at (254) 298-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-8477. Information may also be submitted at bellcountycrimestoppers.com or via the P3 Tips app.
You do not have to tell Crime Stoppers your name, and information leading to an arrest could net a cash reward of up to $1,000.