Archive | October 2019

Killeen Police Will Conduct a Speed Enforcement Detail

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a speed enforcement detail on Interstate-14 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Officers’ will be monitoring the speed of vehicles with a certified laser and will radio other police units of the violator(s).

The Killeen Police Department is committed to the safety of the community and wants to everyone to drive safely. Please remember faster speeds will increase stopping distances and not only put the driver at risk, but also everyone else around them.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Locates Suspect in Hallmark Shooting Deceased

UPDATE – October 17, 2019

The suspect in this case, 43 year-old Nathan Erick Nance, was located deceased on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at approximately 3:16 p.m. in Nolan Creek near Priest Drive.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Nance deceased at 3:40 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The cause of his death is pending autopsy results. 

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Killeen Police Investigate a report of a shooting in the 600 Block of W. Hallmark.

On October 10, 2019, at approximately 6:46 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Hallmark in reference to multiple reports of a man shooting a handgun.  While enroute to the call, the updates indicated that the suspect at large was running in a northly direction and was randomly shooting his handgun.  The officers arrived in the area and a perimeter was established to locate the suspect.

The suspect in question was identified as:             Nathan Erick Nance, 43

As a precaution, KISD was notified and coordination was made for a safe pickup of kids being picked up for school.  KISD’s quick and full cooperation allowed us to get all of the kids to safety and out of the area in question.

The Department of Public Safety offered their full support and provided aerial support via a helicopter along with ground assets.  Several units of our own department including the K-9 officers, Tactical Response Unit and the Criminal Investigation Division assisted in the perimeter and search for Nance.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigate a shooting incident.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2019

Killeen Police Investigate a report of a shooting in the 600 Block of W. Hallmark

On October 10, 2019, at approximately 6:46 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Hallmark in reference to multiple reports of a man shooting a handgun.  While enroute to the call, the updates indicated that the suspect at large was running in a northly direction and was randomly shooting his handgun.  The officers arrived in the area and a perimeter was established to locate the suspect. 

The suspect in question was identified as:     Nathan Erick Nance, 43

As a precaution, KISD was notified and coordination was made for a safe pickup of kids being picked up for school.  KISD’s quick and full cooperation allowed us to get all of the kids to safety and out of the area in question.

The Department of Public Safety offered their full support and provided aerial support via a helicopter along with ground assets.  Several units of our own department including the K-9 officers, Tactical Response Unit and the Criminal Investigation Division assisted in the perimeter and search for Nance.

After an exhaustive search for Nance occurred without locating him, it was called off while the criminal investigation continued.  Updates on this case will be made when available.

No persons were injured during this ordeal.

We appreciate everyone’s assistance in this incident and if you have any information related to this incident, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Jeff Donohue
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department ��

KPD Identifies Murder Victim

UPDATE – October 7, 2019

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, have identified the victim as Simeon Onesimus Shaw.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Killeen Police Investigates a Homicide on Mulford.

On Friday, October 4, 2019, at approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1800 block of Mulford Street in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers arrival they located a 36 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers’ immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.  The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:58 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites the Public

Killeen, Texas, October 14-17, 2019―A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive Monday, October 14, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Killeen Police Department’s administration, personnel, operations, and support services, Chief Charles Kimble announced today.

Verification by the team that Killeen Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, a highly prized recognition of public safety gold standard of professional excellence.  The Killeen Police Department is currently certified with an Advanced CALEA accreditation; the department went through its initial assessment in December 2009.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the City Hall Council Chambers, at 101 N College St., Killeen, Texas.

If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session, however, would still like to provide comments directly to the assessment team, he or she may do so by telephone.  The public may call (254) 501-8970, an unrecorded dedicated line, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.  A copy of the standards is available for review by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA).  Local contact is Chief of Staff, Commander Ronnie Supak at (254) 501-8858.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Killeen Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

The CALEA program manager for the Killeen Police Department is Mr. Randy Scott.  The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out-of-state agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed.

The assessors are Mr. John Foster of Chesterfield Missouri, retired Captain from the Florissant, Missouri Police Department and Commander Benjamin Kadolph of the Oak Brook Police Department, Illinois.

Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be reaccredited.

Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must prove continued compliance via remote inspections annually with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia  20155; or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Homicide on Mulford

On Friday, October 4, 2019, at approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1800 block of Mulford Street in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers arrival they located a 36 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers’ immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.  The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:58 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The victim’s name has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

The Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Homicide on Hereford

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 9:22p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

17 year-old Martez Anthony Bryant succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:07 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Homicide, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department