KPD Arrests Suspect in Toddlers Death

Killeen Police arrest suspect involved in toddler’s death.


Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have investigated the death of the 2 year old toddler who was shot in the 4600 block of Golden Gate Drive on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The 26 year old female suspect involved in the shooting was arrested and this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  A complaint was issued on Sunday, November 6, 2016, charging Shayla Cyriece Dearinge with Murder.   Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Dearinge on Monday, November 07, 2016, and issued a $1,000,000 bond on the charge of Murder.  Dearinge will be transferred to the Bell County Jail later today.

The investigation revealed that Dearinge and the mother of the victim were arguing when Dearinge fired a gun in the direction of the mother and toddler, striking the toddler

The victim’s identity continues to be withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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