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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Abilene Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

Abilene, Texas – A 35-year-old Abilene woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the 3100 block of College Street in South Abilene.  Ashley Rapp, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 1, 2023, just before 1 a.m.

Investigators believe a domestic disturbance between the victim and the driver of the vehicle, 45-year-old Robert McClure, took place outside their shared residence shortly before the hit-and-run occurred.  Ms. Rapp was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where she succumbed to her injuries.  Next of kin notification has been made.

Mr. McClure fled the scene and was later taken into custody for First Degree Felony Murder.  He is being held on a $200,000 bond.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact APD at 673-8331 or you may remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward by contacting Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-8477 (TIPS).



 Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator

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