Man Involved in 2014 Shooting on Golden Gate Dies at VA Hospital

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 the 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 was listed in critical condition at that time, but eventually released from Scott & White Hospital.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Titus Latchison with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.  He was also indicted by a Bell County Grand Jury on the Aggravated Assault charge.  Latchison was released after posting bond and was awaiting his trial.

On Saturday, Sepember 4, 2015, Titus Latchison was pronounced deceased at the VA Hospital in Temple.   Justice of the Peace Don Engleking ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Killeen Police Department is awaiting the final autopsy results that will determine Mr. Latchison’s cause of death.   It is unknown when the final autopsy results will be available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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