The Killeen Police Department Investigates False Report of a Robbery and Shooting
For Immediate Release
June 9, 2017
On June 6, 2017 at about 8:08 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a report of a shooting and aggravated robbery. They met with a person at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. The person and two witnesses advised that he was shot during a robbery at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 1400 Lowes Blvd. in Killeen. Investigating officers determined that the report was false and that this “victim” had actually been injured in the leg in a self-inflicted firearms accident at his apartment in the 700 block of N. 46th St. With the assistance of the Ft Hood Criminal Investigation Division, the victim’s friends eventually admitted the report was false and no robbery had taken place. They also admitted that the firearm that was used was thrown out into a field. With their cooperation, the firearm was located and recovered.
At this point, Mauricio Lugo, 23, and Andre Williams, 21, have both been arrested for False Report to a Peace Officer. Both are out of jail on $5,000 bonds. Antoine McDaniels fled upon his release from the hospital and is currently wanted for False Report to a Peace Officer, Fail to ID-Not Fugitive and Discharge of Firearm in Certain Municipalities. McDaniels’ photo is attached.
Additional charges are being reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s office relating to this case for Tampering with Evidence. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Antoine McDaniels to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830, Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Killeen Police Department