KPD and Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 6:00 a.m., officers with the Killeen Police Department executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant at 215 W. Hallmark Avenue.  During the warrant execution, gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and two officers.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 40 year-old James Scott Reed deceased at 7:00 a.m.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

A female was inside the residence at the time of the warrant execution and since been transported to the Killeen City Jail for narcotics related charges.

One officer received minor injuries and has been treated and released.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. John Roberts with the Texas Department of Public Safety at

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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