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
Killeen Police Department