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Obok Restaurant and Club, the site of Thursday morning's shooting which left one man dead and a woman injured.

KILLEEN — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured early Thursday morning at Obok Restaurant and Club.

Roderick Pollard was identified as the shooting victim, police said. The identity of the woman was not released.

The fatal shooting is the city’s first criminal homicide of 2022, police said.

Killeen police were dispatched at 1:42 a.m. Thursday to the club at 2815 S. Fort Hood St., where they found a man with a gunshot wound lying in the parking lot.

Pollard was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, but was pronounced deceased at 6:10 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Harker Heights High School boys basketball coach Celneque Bobbitt confirmed that Pollard is the father of one of the players on his team.

In 2018, Obok was the site of the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Deandre Patrick Thomas by 46-year-old Reginald Ferlandus Jackson, who was found guilty of murder by a jury in 2020.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about the Thursday shooting, to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.

Those with information can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous.

Killeen had 18 criminal homicides in 2021.

tcooper@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553