KPD Identifies the Six Suspects from Weekend Shootings
Killeen, TX (December 30, 2020) On December 27, 2020 Officers with the Killeen Police Department, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, and the US Marshals Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force located a vehicle believed to have been used in the shootings in Killeen. Two adults and one juvenile were in the vehicle.
The adults, Devin Dayon Williams, 20, and Devan Duane Groves, 19, both from Killeen were arrested for narcotics related offenses. The investigation of any possible involvement of Williams and Groves with any of the shootings is ongoing.
On Monday, December 28, 2020, detectives presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s office for the shooting on Alma Drive and a complaint was returned charging Shyheim Khali Matthews, 19, from Killeen, with Aggravated Assault. The District Attorney subsequently issued complaints charging Matthews with three counts of Aggravated Assault.
On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, Shyheim Khali Matthews, was observed in a vehicle with three other occupants, and a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and after a short vehicle pursuit, the vehicle stopped near the intersection of Andover Drive and Baumann Drive. Matthews and the three occupants fled on foot from the vehicle. Detectives with the Killeen Police Department, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, and US Marshals Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, pursued Matthews and the three individuals on foot. Officers apprehended all four suspects and took them into custody without incident. Four loaded handguns (one stolen out of Killeen) and illegal narcotics were seized from the scene.
The three other occupants of the vehicle, Deondray Trevonn Lumpkin, 23, Nathaniel Shineak Murph, 23, and Aaron Mikale Warren, 22, all from Killeen, were arrested for Evading. Murph has been charged with Evading in a Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Evading on Foot. Lumpkin and Warren have been charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marihuana (4 oz. – 5 lbs.) are pending.
The stolen handgun in this case was a handgun that was left in an unlocked vehicle in Killeen.
The Killeen Police Department urges everyone to not leave firearms in unattended/parked vehicles, and to also lock vehicle doors when the vehicle is parked unoccupied.
NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE ARREST SIX FROM WEEKEND SHOOTINGS
Killeen, TX (December 28, 2020): Over the Christmas holiday, December 26th through December 27th, officers responded to three gang-related shootings. Two of those that occurred within hours from each other, sending three individuals to the hospital.
Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division identified the subjects involved to be gang affiliated with Young Paper Chasers (YPC) and K-Town Mafia (KTM). One juvenile and six adults have been located and arrested in connection to the drive by shooting on Alma Drive.
During the investigation, detectives recovered seven firearms and narcotics in wholesale amounts. Some of the suspects also had outstanding warrants.
Charges they could be facing include Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Deadly Conduct and various weapon and drug related charges.
While arrests have been made, these shootings are still being investigated. Anyone with information about any of these incidents are asked to call the police department or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477).
Killeen Police Department