Killeen Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Mattie Drive

Killeen Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 4400 block of Mattie Drive on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located female victim with a gunshot wound. She was immediately transported to Metroplex Hospital in stable condition and subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital.  It was later determined that there was a second gunshot victim, a male who was transported to Metroplex Hospital in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that there was a group of people in the parking lot and were involved in a verbal disturbance when shots were fired.  Through the investigation detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspect in this case.  The case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and two complaints were issued charging 20 year-old Derrick Lamont Smith Jr. with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued two warrants for his arrest.  On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Officers subsequently located and arrested him at 309 Priest Drive.  Smith was transported and booked into the Killeen City Jail.


Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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