KPD Identifies Victim and Suspect


August 19, 2018

The shooting victim in this Murder has been identified as 41 year-old Deandre Patrick Thomas of Killeen.

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and issued a complaint charging 45 year-old Reginald Ferlandus Jackson with Murder. Jackson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown and set his bond at $500,000.


On Saturday, August 18, 2018, at approximately 1:48 a.m., the Killeen Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim at the OBok Restaurant and Club located 2815 S Ft Hood Street. Upon the officers arrival they found a male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The 41 year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 2:46 a.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were in a verbal altercation when the suspect displayed a weapon and shot the victim.

One person has been arrested and charges are pending through the Bell County District Attorneys Office.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Homicide Unit continue to investigate this Murder and ask any witnesses that were at this incident to contact the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8830.

Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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