KPD Investigates Shootings on E. Rancier

Killeen Police investigate shootings in the 3300 block of E. Rancier.

Officers responded to 3301 E. Rancier at 4:48pm, after receiving a 911 call telling them a man had been shot in the parking lot of the Eastlake Shopping Center.  Officers arrived to find a deceased male lying in the parking lot. Witness told the officers the male was involved in an altercation with another male who was in a reddish orange vehicle.  At some point during the altercation shots were fired; the male fell to the ground and the vehicle fled the area.  At 4:54pm, another call was received reporting a shooting victim in the 1800 block of N. 18th Street.  The officers arrived on N. 18th Street and located a male who was deceased in a reddish orange vehicle.  Through the investigation it was determined this vehicle was the same vehicle that was involved in the altercation at 3301 E. Rancier.

The male at 3301 E. Rancier was pronounced deceased at 5:23pm by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and the male on N. 18th Street was pronounced deceased at 5:38pm by Justice of the Peace Bill Cook.  He also ordered autopsies to be conducted on both males.  No arrests were made involving these deaths.

The victims have not been identified at this time.  When they are identified, their names will be withheld pending the notification of their next of kin.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate these deaths and the circumstances surrounding their deaths.  Information will be released as it becomes available.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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