UPDATE: WFPD officials investigate early Saturday morning homicide

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at 9:45 a.m.: Wichita Falls Police Department and Crime Scene Unit investigators are on the scene of an early Saturday morning homicide.

According to WFPD Public Information Officer Jeff Hughes, officers responded to a call in the 700 block of Warford Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found a man shot.

The victim was identified as Eddie Donte Hill, 41, and he was taken to United Regional and pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Back in June 2000 Eddie Donte Hill’s father, 46-year-old Eddie Barry was killed.

It happened at their home on Humphrey street, and hill, who was 22-years-old at the time suffered minor gunshot wounds.

At that time family told us they were afraid Hill was involved with gangs, and that his father may have gotten caught up in the middle of that.

But, the state later alleged robbery was the motive.

Two men were initially arrested but then cleared.

Then later four other men were charged.

Patrick Ware was convicted of capital murder and is serving a life sentence at the Allred Unit.

The other suspects got lesser sentences.

There is no information on a suspect, but Hughes stated WFPD officials believe this is an isolated incident and the public is not in any danger.

Continue to follow Texoma’s Homepage as we gather more information at this time.


Original Story: Wichita Falls Police Department officers are investigating an early Saturday morning homicide following a shooting.

According to WFPD Public Information Officer Jeff Hughes, officers responded to a call in the 700 block of Warford Street about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found a man shot.

The victim was taken to United Regional and pronounced dead at the hospital and his identity has not been released at this time.

There is no information on a suspect, but Hughes stated WFPD officials believe this is an isolated incident and the public is not in any danger.

Continue to follow Texoma’s Homepage as we gather more information at this time.

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