KILLEEN -- Officers responded to a 911 call around 3:00 a.m. Sunday about a stabbing in the IHOP parking located off U.S. Highway 190.
First responders located a female who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead around 3:50 a.m.
According to witnesses the female was a passenger in a vehicle when she was approached by her 31-year-old ex-boyfriend. A verbal altercation began and quickly turned physical. The suspect stabbed the victim multiple times and fled the area. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him.
The identity of the victim will not be released until her family is notified.
If you have any information regarding the case you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-526-TIPS (8477), go online here or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip; message and data rate may apply. All information is confidential and anonymous. If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
This is a developing story. Police are still investigating. Check back for more details.