Archive | September 2017

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2017
On September 22, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Killeen Police responded to the 3600 block of Trotwood in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, they discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He reported that he was jogging in Long Branch Park and had stopped to take a break. According to the victim, a light-colored SUV pulled alongside him and an unknown assailant fired three shots at him, striking him in the abdomen. The vicim reported that he was able to run to his home nearby and his wife called 911. The victim was transported by Killeen Fire Department ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hospital. He was treated and released a few hours later. 

Killeen Police Officers and Detectives continued to investigate and were able to determine that the available evidence did not support the victim’s account of the events. The victim is no longer cooperating with the investigation. Detectives believe there is no credible threat to the public or city parks based on this case.

The case remains under investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on Interstate Highway 14

Killeen Police responded to IH-14, at 6:39 a.m., on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking northbound across IH-14, when a black Dodge Journey traveling eastbound in the center lane, saw the pedestrian in the roadway and suddenly braked.  A white Jeep Patriot traveling behind the Dodge Journey took evasive action and veered towards the inside lane to avoid a collision with the Dodge, collided with the pedestrian as he was walking across the lane.

The pedestrian was transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 21 year-old Tariq Allen deceased at 7:19 a.m.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind citizens that it is a violation of the law to cross a controlled access highway and they need to use the walkover bridge for pedestrian traffic.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Homicide Victim

September 20, 2017 – UPDATE

The name of the victim has been identified as 27 year-old Pierre Andre Keupp of Killeen.  

An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. 

Killeen Police Investigate an early morning Homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Tarrant County and Montague County Drive on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at approximately 3:29 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival in the area, they were notified by a witness that a male, in the 2800 block of Montague County Drive, was suffering from gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 27 year-old black male victim deceased at 4:38 a.m.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

 

KPD Investigates Early Morning Homicide

Officers were dispatched to the area of Tarrant County and Montague County Drive on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at approximately 3:29 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival in the area, they were notified by a witness that a male, in the 2800 block of Montague County Drive, was suffering from gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 27 year-old black male victim deceased at 4:38 a.m.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

 

KPD Identifies Car Theft Suspect

September 19, 2017 – UPDATE

The male suspect in these photos has been identified by detectives.

Thank you to everyone who assisted the department with their information.

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify this suspect.

Killeen Police were dispatched to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 4002 Watercrest Road on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at approximately 11:53 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a stolen vehicle.  The victim told officers that he went into the store and upon exiting he noticed his car, a white Nissan Altima was stolen.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied later that afternoon by patrol officers.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Special Investigations Division, Burglary Unit, obtained surveillance video and are looking for the suspect in this photo.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Crash on IH-14

Killeen Police investigate a late night crash on Interstate Highway 14.

Officers responded to IH-14 at 9:14 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017 after receiving a 911 call telling them of a rollover crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a red Nissan Pathfinder on its left side.

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The preliminary investigation revealed that the Pathfinder was traveling eastbound on IH-14 at a high rate of speed, struck a silver Hyundai sedan and the driver lost control of the vehicle.   As he lost control, he struck the concrete center divider, causing the SUV to rollover and land on its left side. The driver was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and subsequently airlifted to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition. The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.  The occupants of the Hyundai reported no injuries.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Seeks Community’s Help in Identifying Suspect

Killeen Police were dispatched to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 4002 Watercrest Road on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at approximately 11:53 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a stolen vehicle.  The victim told officers that he went into the store and upon exiting he noticed his car, a white Nissan Altima was stolen.  The vehicle was recovered unoccupied later that afternoon by patrol officers.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Special Investigations Division, Burglary Unit, obtained surveillance video and are looking for the suspect in this photo.

Detectives are asking if you can identify this suspect or has information to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a late night Homicide on Cantabrian

Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Cantabrian Drive on Monday, September 11, 2017, at approximately 10:43 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced the victim, 20 year-old Taron Marquise Tillman-Ratliff of Killeen, deceased at 11:59 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, to contact 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 and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates an Aggravated Assault against a Police Officer

Officers responded to the 3700 block of Charolais Drive in reference to a Criminal Mischief on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 8:47 p.m.  Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim told him the windows to their apartment had been shot out.  While on scene, the officer heard a shot fired from what he believed to be a high-powered pellet rifle and the sound of the projectile impacting nearby.  The officer immediately grabbed the victim and moved them inside the residence for safety.  The officer immediately radioed for assistance and then heard a second shot fired towards him.  He maintained a position of cover and directed other officers to the suspect, who had been firing from an open window of a nearby residence. The 16 year-old juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.  There were no reported injuries reported as a result of this incident.  

 

The name of the suspect will not be released since he is a juvenile.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Suspect on Bank Robbery

Detectives were able to determine the identity of the robbery suspect in this case.  The case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was issued charging 22 year-old Austin Lamar Shelfer with Robbery and Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for his arrest.  On Friday, September 01, 2017, Officers subsequently located and arrested Shelfer without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Killeen City Jail.

Killeen Police investigate afternoon bank robbery on Sunny Lane.

Officers responded to 2208 Sunny Lane, at 3:12 p.m., after receiving a 911 call letting them know the Texell Credit Union had just been robbed.  Officers were advised a male entered the bank and demanded money.  The suspect fled eastbound on foot from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male with a stocky build, approximately 5’5” tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and a full beard.  He was last seen wearing a ball cap, a dark hoodie and jeans.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Bank Robbery or can identify the suspect, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department