Soldier from Henderson shot, killed in Texas, army base says

— A Fort Hood solider who is from Henderson was shot and killed in Texas earlier this week, according to the base where he was stationed.

Pvt. Justin Antwan Lewis, 19, died on April 17 in Killeen, Texas, from a gunshot wound, according to a news release from Fort Hood. Lewis entered active duty in August 2016, and he has been assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood since February 2017.

In a news release, Kileen police said they responded around 11:15 p.m. on Monday to a report of shots fired near a vacant lot in the city. Officers found Lewis, who was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police ruled Lewis’ death a murder.

Lewis was previously awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The Killeen Police Department is investigating the death.