KPD Arrests Two in Hereford Murder

UPDATE – April 2, 2020 11:00 a.m.

This update is to clarify that the two suspects were in custody when the complaints were issued therefore, no warrants were issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.   

UPDATE – April 2, 2020

Through the investigation, detectives with the Homicide and Organized Crime Units were able to determine that this incident was a narcotics transaction.  Two suspects were identified and on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  Complaints were returned charging De’Jauna Monte Williams, 18, and Cedric Vernon Henderson Jr., 19, with Murder.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for their arrest. 

Williams turned herself into the Police Headquarters and Henderson was located and apprehended in the 2000 block of Trimmier Road without incident.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Williams and Henderson, setting their bond at $1,000,000 each.  Williams and Henderson are currently in the Killeen City Jail.

We’d like to thank the United States Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this case.  


 UPDATE – March 31, 2020

The name of the victim has been identified as Kaitlyn Silverio of Temple. 

This investigation continues and information will be released as it becomes available.


Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Hereford.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The 20 year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 11:44 p.m. at the hospital.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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