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 www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. 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