Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting

On February 18, 2020, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Veteran’s Memorial and Conder Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the officer observed two occupants and suspected narcotics.  The driver repeatedly failed to comply with officer commands to show his hands and the officer requested immediate assistance.  As the situation progressed, the driver appeared to try to exit the vehicle, opening the door into the officer, who pushed the door closed.  As the situation continued to develop, the officer discharged his weapon.

The driver was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was taken into custody for an unrelated warrant.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene and requested the assistance of the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers for an independent investigation.  In accordance with policy, the Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative review and the Texas Rangers will lead the primary investigation into this incident.  This investigation is in its infancy.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer.

As per protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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