KPD Investigates a Burglary of a Habitation

On Friday, January 10, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Corinne Drive in reference to a 911 call about a burglary of a habitation.  While officers’ were enroute, they were advised by the Bell County Communications Center that shots were fired.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect forced entry into a residence when he was confronted by the homeowner.  The homeowner armed himself and fired gunshots towards the suspect; the suspect fled the area.

At approximately 9:59 a.m., officers located the suspect suffering from a gunshot wound on Woodlake Drive.  He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center.  The suspect, James Centron Taylor Mitchell Jr., 18, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased 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 and the Bell County District Attorney’s Office are working collaboratively on this investigation and information will be released as it becomes available. 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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