Killeen Police Investigate a Aggravated Assault on Henderson

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at approximately 1:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Henderson Street in reference to a 911 call about an aggravated assault. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying on the ground not breathing. Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to Advent Health and subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.  The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival but was located near Sprott Avenue and College Street. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were involved in a verbal altercation when the suspect grabbed the victim and threw her off the balcony. 

This case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on June 26, 2020, and a complaint was returned charging Raymond Antonio Rivera, 35, with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Rivera and set his bond at $500,000.  Rivera is currently in the Bell County Jail.

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the victim, Nilsa Maria Arce, 50, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:25 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Ivey at the hospital. 

This case continues to be investigated and other charges are pending. 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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