Archive | January 2020

UPDATE – January 3, 2020

On Wednesday, December 31, 2019, the victim, 19 years-old Lou Busby III, succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott & White Hospital.   This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident, to contact the Killeen Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).

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Killeen Police Investigate a Late Night Shooting.

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 1:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Stan Schlueter Loop in reference to a crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 19 year-old male occupant of the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was attending a party at a newly constructed residence with several area high school students.  The victim left the party in a vehicle towards Stan Schlueter when shots were fired.  Witnesses told officers that an older white sedan was in the area where the crash was.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are looking for an older white sedan, possibly a Honda.

We urge parents to contact the police department if you or your teenager has any information about this party that occurred on Colina Drive.  Please call the police department with your information at 254-501-8800.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, 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

Suspect Vehicle in Pedestrian Fatality Located

UPDATE – January 2, 2020

On January 1, 2020, Investigators with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit were able to follow leads provided by citizens and crime stopper tips.  The suspect vehicle involved along with the operator of the vehicle was located at a residence in Killeen.  The case is being forwarded to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review. 

The investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information in this case.

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UPDATE – December 22, 2019

Through the investigation, Investigators with the Traffic Unit have determined that the suspect vehicle is a pewter or lighter color 2000-2006 Chevy Tahoe.  There will be minimal damage to the front right headlight.  

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Killeen Police Investigates a Pedestrian Fatality on Jasper.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Jasper Road at approximately 7:19 p.m., on Saturday, December 21, 2019, after receiving a 911 call about a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway.  He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing southbound on Jasper Road.  An unknown SUV, traveling eastbound in the inside lane, struck the pedestrian.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The pedestrian, 53 year-old Michael Dean Cook, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 8:56 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department