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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Homicide Arrest


Update: Abilene Police Detectives with Major Investigations have charged 31-year-old Quayshaun Lampkin with First Degree Felony Murder in connection with the homicide at the Salvation Army. His bond is set at $150,000. He remains in the Taylor County Jail. His mug shot is provided below.

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Police Investigating Homicide at the Salvation Army 

Abilene, Texas – Police were called out to the Salvation Army, 1726 Butternut St., at around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The calling party reported that there was an altercation between two people inside the facility. 

Minutes later, a 58-year-old male was discovered lying unconscious in the parking area outside of the facility. Emergency personnel arrived and discovered the male with serious injuries that had occurred earlier inside the facility. He was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries just after 4 a.m. 

Next of kin notification has been made. The victim is identified as 58-year-old Joseph Louis Johnson. He was a client of the Salvation Army.  

One person was detained for questioning and the investigation is ongoing. 

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