Archive | November 2017

Killeen Police Identifies Victim and Suspect in Murder Suicide

Killeen Police have identified the female victim as 27 year-old Samaka Racheal Powell and the male suspect has been identified as her husband 31 year-old Raymond Deshawn Davis.

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder/Suicide.

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at approximately 11:53 p.m. Killeen Police were dispatched to the Valero at 1000 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in reference to a shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers located two deceased individuals inside the store, one male and one female.  Investigation revealed that the female was the clerk at the Valero and the male was her husband.  It appears that the male came into the store and after a brief domestic dispute with the female killed her and then killed himself.

Both subjects were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Five in Burglary of Habitation on Fieldstone

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at approximately 1:08 a.m. Killeen Police responded to 2209 Fieldstone Dr. in reference to a burglary in progress.  Upon their arrival, Officers made contact with a subject at the front of the residence who claimed to be a concerned neighbor.  Officers then observed two suspicious vehicles in the area and made contact with the occupants of both vehicles.

The incident was recorded on the home owner’s video surveillance system, and during their contact with the occupants of the vehicles the officers were able to locate weapons as well as clothing items worn by the suspects in the video.   Through subsequent investigation officers were able to determine that the subject who had been at the front of the residence as well as the occupants of both vehicles were all involved in the Burglary.  Four adults were arrested and one juvenile was taken into custody for Burglary of a Habitation.

The four adults were identified as: Gjavion Smith-Williams (17), Davieon Reed(22), Jamal Marbury Jr(18) and Daquan Lavant (18).  Bond was set by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at $100,000 for each suspect.  All adult suspects have been transferred to Bell County Jail.


Smith-Williams            Reed                      Marbury              Lavant

Killeen Police Arrest Two Suspects on Capital Murder Warrants

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at approximately 9:40 AM the Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit, operating in support of the Criminal Investigation Division, served two arrest warrants assisting the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The Task Force received information indicating that two suspects wanted for a homicide in Meridian Mississippi were potentially at an address in the 1100 Blk. of N. College St. in Killeen, Texas and requested our assistance in apprehending these two suspects.  The suspects in this case were Donshay Meundre Sanders 20, and Dystiny Denice Davis 25.  Both suspects had outstanding arrest warrants for Capital Murder and Armed Robbery as well as three counts of Attempted Murder.

Although both Sanders and Davis were reported to have very violent criminal histories, the Tactical Response Unit was able to locate, identify and arrest both subjects without major incident.  In addition to the apprehension of both murder suspects, three additional individuals were taken into custody during this operation as well as the recovery of four handguns, two of which have already been confirmed as stolen, and a quantity of narcotics.


The Meridian Star

“We do want to express our appreciation for the Killeen Police Department, the U.S. Marshals and the community, they played a big part in solving this case,” said Thompson, who also credited MPD investigators with tracking down the suspects.

Sgt. Dareall Thompson with the Meridian Police Department

Killeen Police are investigating an early morning crash that occurred on Ft. Hood Road.

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Ft. Hood Rd. and Jasper in reference to a two vehicle crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, it was discovered that a silver Nissan Altima had been stopped at the red light in the northbound outside lane of Ft. Hood Rd. at Jasper when the second vehicle, a black Kia Forte, traveling northbound on Ft. Hood Rd. collided with the rear of the Nissan.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Dustin Corey Moore, the operator of the Kia, did not appear to brake or take other evasive maneuvers prior to colliding with the rear of the Nissan.  Donald Christian Adu Larbi the driver and Tanya Evette Perry the passenger of the Nissan were pronounced deceased on scene at 4:10 a.m. and 4:11 a.m. respectively on Sunday, November 19, 2017, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.  Moore, who was the sole occupant of the Kia, was transported to Darnell Army Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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


Commander Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Shooting Investigation on Cedar Drive UPDATE

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, at approximately 2:10 p.m. Killeen Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Cedar Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in an ongoing dispute.  At the time of the incident, the two began a verbal altercation when at some point one of the subjects’ discharged a firearm at the victim.   The victim, 27 year-old Curtis E. Shelley of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 4:52 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.  Through the investigation detectives were able to identify the parties involved and the investigation is ongoing.  The case will be sent to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review.

UPDATE :  All subjects in this incident have been identified.  It was discovered during the course of the investigation that one of the parties involved is related to a Killeen Police Department employee, and therefore in the interests of transparency the Police Department has invited the Texas Rangers to review and assist in the progress of this investigation.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone who may have additional information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this incident you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Commander Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Announce Safe Christmas Program

The Killeen Police Department will be providing extra patrols in our major shopping areas during the holiday season.  This event will run from November 17th through December 24th.   Shoppers can look for the Killeen Police Department’s Mobile Command Center in the major shopping areas on the weekends.  We will be posting the locations each week.  This will be an opportunity for you and your family to meet your community police officers, ask questions or obtain assistance.


We would like to wish everyone in the community a safe and happy holiday season.


Commander Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department