Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Golden Gate Drive

Killeen Police investigate an early afternoon shooting on Golden Gate Drive.

Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject in the 4500 block of Golden Gate at 11:38am on Friday, April 04, 2014. Upon the officers’ arrival to 4509 Golden Gate, they were attempting to talk to the male at the residence but he was being uncooperative. As the officers continued to attempt to speak with male, he came outside of the residence armed and began charging at one of the officers. The officers commanded him to drop the weapons, but he continued to charge an officer in a threatening manner; the officer was forced to defend himself by using deadly force.

The suspect was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and underwent surgery. He was subsequently airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital and where he underwent another surgery; he is listed in critical condition at this time.

There were no officers injured in this incident and the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, as is protocol, and his name has been withheld at this time.

The name of the suspect has been withheld until this case is reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and formal charges are returned.

The Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate this shooting and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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