Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an In-Custody Death

Killeen, TX (December 2, 2022): On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the Killeen Police Department made an arrest on a male who had multiple arrest warrants and was transported to the Killeen Police Department Jail. The warrants were for Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass x2, and Burglary of a Vehicle. The arrested male was identified as 46-year-old Wayne Joseph Dunlap. While awaiting arraignment, Mr. Dunlap was found unresponsive in his cell. Killeen paramedics responded and found no signs of life. Justice of the Peace Johnson pronounced Mr. Dunlap deceased at 1:46 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Texas Rangers was notified and are the lead investigating agency. Any further questions will be directed to Sgt. Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Driver in Pedestrian Hit and Run Fatality

Killeen, TX (November 28, 2022): Investigators with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit have concluded the investigation of this crash. The suspect vehicle and driver have been located and identified. The case was reviewed with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and no charges will be filed for the accident.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested on November 12, 2022, for the misdemeanor offense of False Report to a Peace Officer due to the information provided regarding the crash during the investigation.

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UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE IDENTIFIES PEDESTRIAN IN HIT AND RUN FATALITY

Killeen, TX (October 17, 2022): The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Kevin Roderick Gordon II.

Investigators with the Traffic Unit continue to look for a greyish/ black SUV with front-end damage along with a broken headlight.
The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this fatality, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A HIT AND RUN FATALITY

Killeen, TX (October 3, 2022): Investigators with the Killeen Police Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian fatality on Fort Hood Street.

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at approximately 9:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unconscious male lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 10:22 p.m.

The preliminary investigation determined that the pedestrian was crossing the Fort Hood Street from the eastside of the roadway to the westside. When a greyish/black SUV-type vehicle traveling northbound in the inside lane of S. Fort Hood Street struck the pedestrian. A second vehicle traveling behind the SUV subsequently struck the pedestrian. The first vehicle failed to stop and render aid and fled the scene. The second vehicle, a Nissan Murano, came to a stop.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Witnesses on the scene were able to report the first vehicle was grey or black in color and was traveling with no active headlights. Investigators with the Traffic Unit are looking for a greyish/ black SUV with front-end damage along with a broken headlight.
The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this fatality, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen, TX (November 18, 2022): 31-year-old murder suspect has been located and arrested.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit presented this case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review and a complaint for Murder was returned charging Kenneth Lloyd Carter. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson issued an arrest warrant for Carter.

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Kenneth Lloyd Carter was located and arrested in Humble, Texas. Magistrate James Callan with the Harris County Criminal Court 4 arraigned Carter for Murder setting his bond at $250,000.

Photo courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Special Operations Unit, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, and the U.S. Marshals Lonestar Fugitive Task Force for their assistance with the apprehension.

This investigation is still ongoing and there is no additional information at this time.

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Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 34-year-old male.


On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 5000 block of Primavera Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Stepheno Rashad Gibson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:15 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

This is the nineteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Hosts Recruiting Event

Killeen, TX (November 15, 2022): The Killeen Police Department invites you to attend a Recruiting Open House Event for all open positions in the department.

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, members of the department will be available to offer a “hands-on” recruiting event. Interested applicants in attendance will learn about our hiring process, academy, salary, and benefits. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with detectives, bike officers, physical fitness coordinators and other personnel.

The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Killeen Police Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd.

For more information contact Officer Wilson Lopez or Officer DeVonte Johnson at kpdrecruiting@killeentexas.gov.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Primavera Lane

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 34-year-old male.

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 5000 block of Primavera Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Stepheno Rashad Gibson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:15 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

This is the nineteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Charges Suspect with Murder

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): The Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 49-year-old Raymond Cecil Kastner with Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Kastner setting his bond at $1,000,000. He is awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information at this time.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A STABBING AT THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY OF GREATER KILLEEN

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 69-year-old male.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the mosque located at 5600 State Highway 195. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a stab wound. A second male was located and detained.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a business relationship, and both attended the mosque. At the time of the incident occurred, both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, Muhammad Idrees Kahn, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.
This is the eighteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

This Murder investigation is active and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Stabbing at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 69-year-old male.

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the mosque located at 5600 State Highway 195. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a stab wound. A second male was located and detained.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a business relationship, and both attended the mosque. At the time of the incident occurred, both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, Muhammad Idrees Kahn, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.

This is the eighteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

This Murder investigation is active and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Bryce Avenue

Killeen, TX (November 10, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 21-year-old male.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 200 block of East Bryce Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived and started to perform life saving measures. He was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, Abkhir Abdel Neville, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace William Cooke at 11:26 p.m.

This is the seventeenth murder victim in the City of Killeen this year.

No arrests have been made in this case.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Fatal Bicycle Crash

Killeen, TX (November 5, 2022): Investigators with the Traffic Unit are investigating a fatal crash involving a 47-year-old.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, at approximately 7:39 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a bicycle and a car near the intersection of Florence Road and Brookway Drive. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male lying in the roadway. Officers attempted to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived on scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the white Lincoln MKZ was traveling northbound on Florence Road when the bicyclist that was traveling southbound on the northbound shoulder, suddenly turned and entered the roadway in front of the sedan.

The bicyclist, Claborn Joiner, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 8:22 p.m.

The Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Motorcyclist from Fatal Crash

Killeen, TX (November 4, 2022): Killeen Police have identified the motorcycle operator as Jacob Oswald.

This crash fatality continues to be investigated by the Traffic Unit and there is no additional information at this time.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MOTORCYCLE FATALITY ON STAN SCHLUETER LOOP

Killeen, TX (November 4, 2022): A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier is deceased after colliding with a vehicle.

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, at approximately 8:43 p.m., officers responded to a crash in the area of W. Stan Schlueter Loop and Hudson Drive involving a motorcycle and a SUV. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male lying in the roadway. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black Harley Davidson was traveling westbound in the inside lane of E. Stan Schlueter Loop when a black Nissan Rogue traveling southbound on Hudson Drive, failed to yield right of way at a stop sign, entering the intersection causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 10:07 p.m.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators with the Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department