KPD Investigates Death on Del Mar Ct.

A death investigation is being conducted on Del Mar Court by the Killeen Police Department.

Killeen Police received a 911 call at 12:20pm, in reference to a shooting in the 3600 block of Del Mar Court, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 3 year old female suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers began CPR until paramedics arrived and transported the child to Metroplex Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 12:40pm.

During further investigation into the shooting, detectives were able to determine how the child was shot and who was involved in the shooting. This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging the victim’s father, 27 year old Ashton Blake Salvato, with Manslaughter.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Salvato and issued a $1,000,000 bond; he will be transferred to the Bell County Jail later day.

Detectives continue to investigate this shooting. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department


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