The Killeen Police Department responds to barricaded subjects
On May 1, 2017 at approximately 2:58 a.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of Horizon Drive regarding a disturbance with a shot fired. Upon arrival, responding officers located a 71 year-old female with a gunshot wound to her foot. It was reported that there was a disturbance outside of the apartment building involving several subjects. A single shot was fired from a handgun and the round entered an adjacent apartment through the door, striking the victim in the foot.
Patrol officers attempted to make contact with the subjects, who had retreated to a nearby apartment prior to their arrival. The subjects barricaded themselves inside and the Tactical Response Unit was activated. Officers evacuated nearby apartments and advised other residents in the area to shelter in place.
Shortly before 6:00a.m., negotiators were able to make contact with the subjects inside and convince them to come outside. Four adults, three female and one male, as well as a five-month-old child came out of the apartment. One of the females was arrested for outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The other adults were questioned and released, but this case remains active.
The shooting victim was transported to Metroplex Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip. Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Killeen Police Department