Archive | July 2016

KPD Identifies Murder/Suicide Victim and Suspect

UPDATE – July 5, 2016

Killeen Police have identified the female victim as 22 year old Erica Denise Townsend – Whitfield of Killeen; she was an employee of the store.  The male suspect has been identified as her estranged husband 23 year old Angelo Myshun Townsend-Whitfield of Chicago, Illinois; he was an active duty Marine stationed in California. 

July 3, 2016

Killeen Police investigate a Murder/Suicide on Watercrest Road.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Dollar General Store located at 4102 Watercrest Rd. on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 1:11pm.   Officers arrived to find a male and a female deceased inside the store.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the male entered the store, found the female and shot her; he then turned the gun on himself and took his life.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the female deceased at 1:50pm and the male was pronounced deceased at 1:51pm.

There were employees and customers inside the store at the time of this incident however, there were no threats made to anyone and there were no other injuries during this incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate this incident; information will be released when it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Murder Suicide on Watercrest Rd.

Killeen Police investigate what appears to be a Murder/Suicide on Watercrest Road.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Dollar General Store located at 4102 Watercrest Rd. on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 1:11pm.   Officers arrived to find a male and a female deceased inside the store.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the male entered the store, found the female and shot her; he then turned the gun on himself and took his life.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the female deceased at 1:50pm and the male was pronounced deceased at 1:51pm; he also ordered autopsies to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

There were employees and customers inside the store at the time of this incident however, there were no threats made to anyone and there were no other injuries during this incident.

The names of male and female have been withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate this incident; information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Continue to Look for Injured Runaway

Killeen Police continue to look for a reported runaway.

Rubie Matos has been gone from her Killeen residence since June 24, 2016 and on June 28, 2016, she was seen by her mother in Killeen and ran from her.  As Rubie was running away, she jumped over a fence and injured her ankle; she may be in need of medical attention.  Rubie is a 16 year old Hispanic female, 5’6” tall and weighs 140 pounds.  Her skin complexion is light, has dyed black hair and wears contacts but sometimes wears glasses.

Rubie Matos Rubie Matos 2

If anyone knows of Rubie’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800 or Rubie’s mother at 254-813-4905.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Extra Patrols during the Fourth of July Holiday

The Killeen Police Department would like to remind residents of the Fourth of July holiday and with it comes the responsibility of families to celebrate safely and legally.

Fireworks are illegal to discharge within city limits and it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city and within the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the city limits and extending outside the city limits for a distance of five thousand (5,000) feet, unless such area is within the corporate limits of another municipality.  Any person in violation may be charged with a class C misdemeanor and a fine up to $2,000.00.

The department will be increasing the number of officers patrolling the streets of Killeen during this holiday.   The officers will be focusing on violators, speeders and locating and arresting impaired drivers who are presenting a hazardous risk.  Drivers are encouraged to observe the posted speed limits and to avoid drinking and driving for their own safety and the safety of others.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department