KPD Identifies Suspect from Pursuit

UPDATE – September 1, 2018

On Friday, August 31, 2018, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and 29 year-old Mario Martin of Killeen was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and one count of Evading Arrest in a Vehicle.

On Saturday, September 01, 2018, Justice of the Peace Donald Engleking arraigned Mario Martin, setting his bond totaling $600,000. Martin is currently in the custody of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.


On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 3:52 p.m., Killeen Police were involved in a pursuit near the Cantabrian area after the driver of a black SUV refused to stop. The driver led officers on Elms Road when the driver entered the intersection of Fort Hood Street and Elms Road and collided into a black SUV. The suspect driver then rammed his vehicle into a police cruiser forcing the officer to discharge his weapon. The suspect received a gunshot wound from the shooting and was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. David Roberts with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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