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Murder Investigation
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June 26, 2022
CPT Gabriel Cardona, Copperas Cove Police Department 302 East Avenue E
Copperas Cove, Texas

Murder Investigation

COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS On June 25, 2022 at approximately 1:14 AM, officers
were dispatched to the 100 block of South 1st Street in reference to a male who
sustained a severe laceration. Officers provided medical aid until the arrival of
Copperas Cove EMS. The victim, Hamilton resident Christian Carl Carrigan, was
transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his

A witness identified the suspect as Hamilton resident Timothy Robert Rea and advised
he fled the area prior to the arrival of police. Officers located Rea in the 1900 block of
North 1st Street with the murder weapon still in his possession. Rea refused to comply
with the officers and had to be subdued with the use of a Taser. Rea was taken into
custody and charged with Murder.

Rea was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Guinn, who set his bond at $1,000,000 for
the charge of murder. The investigation is still ongoing

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