UPDATE – Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2020
UPDATE-April 16, 2020
The first responding officer arrived at 11:17 p.m. to the address of the domestic disturbance. The officer exited his vehicle and approached the residence on foot. The officer saw a single male occupant in a vehicle with its engine running. The vehicle was in the driveway of the residence and the male occupant was reportedly part of the disturbance. The male was identified as Brandon Antony Rogers, 35, from Killeen. The officer gave verbal commands to Rogers, twice, for him to stop the car. Rogers failed to comply and drove towards the officer. The officer discharged his weapon as he was avoiding Roger’s attempt to strike him with the vehicle.
Additional officers in the area located Rogers fleeing the scene. A vehicle pursuit ensued and during the pursuit Rogers stopped, exited his vehicle, and fled on foot in the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr. Officers later located Rogers hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St. Officers realized that Rogers was injured and immediately notified EMS.
Rogers was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threating injuries. Medical staff reported that Rogers injuries consisted of two gunshot wounds, one to the left shoulder and another to the right arm. Rogers was released from the hospital on the morning of April 14, 2020 and was transported to the Killeen City Jail.
On Wednesday, April, 15, 2020, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and issued two complaints charging Brandon Antony Rogers with Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle. Rogers was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and Rogers bonds were set at $250,000 and $50,000. He is currently in the Bell County Jail.
The officer involved, David Hoffman, has been with the department for 2 years.
On April 13, 2020, at approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a violent domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Vermont Dr.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the first officer arrived on scene at approximately 11:17 p.m. and came into contact with the suspect outside the residence. During that contact the officer discharged his firearm and the suspect fled in a vehicle. A vehicle pursuit followed where the suspect vehicle was located unoccupied in the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr. Officers conducted a search of the area and located the suspect hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St.
The suspect was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with non-life-threatening injuries.
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 early stages.
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.
Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department