KPD Arrests Three in Homicide

During this investigation, detectives have identified three persons responsible for this Homicide. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office issued complaints charging, 31 year-old Talitha Marieanne Collins, 21 year-old Justice Dinell Jamar Brue-Miller and 28 year-old Derek Gregory Spragins, with Murder.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for all three suspects.  Collins was already in the Killeen City Jail and her bond was set at $1,000,000. 

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Brue-Miller and Spragins were arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and Temple Police Department.  They were transported to the Killeen City Jail and are awaiting arraignment. 


Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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