Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen, TX (November 17, 2020): A 16-year old male suspect is in custody for the death of Damien Xavier Rocha-Torres on Camp Cooper Drive.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Homicide Unit identified a male juvenile suspect in this case.  It was determined that the suspect did then and there recklessly cause the death of Rocha-Torres by shooting him with a deadly weapon and concealing physical evidence, namely the firearm, with intent to impair its availability as evidence in any subsequent investigation.

The case was screened by the Bell County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, and a Directive to Apprehend was issued for Manslaughter.  On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at approximately 1:49 p.m., the juvenile suspect was taken into custody and is currently in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.


Killeen, TX (September 25, 2020): A 18-year old male victim is dead after being shot inside a residence in the 2500 block of Camp Cooper Drive. 

The Killeen Police Department was dispatched on Friday, September 25, 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m., to a residence in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.   Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.   

The victim, Damien Xavier Rocha-Torres, 18, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:12 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas. 

Through the investigation detectives were told that the victim was inside a room of the residence with known acquaintances when family members heard a loud noise.  When they checked on the victim, he was suffering from a gunshot wound and the subjects had fled through the window.    

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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