Archive | October 2021

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder at Club Legends

Killeen, TX (October 18, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old male victim.

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located several victims in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers immediately started to provide first aid until paramedics arrived. Two males and one female were transported to Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition. A third male was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center also in critical condition.

One of the male victims, Darian Nelson Barlow, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 5:17 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

This is the fourteenth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021 and the second at this location.

In the past year, officers responded to at least 111 reported calls for service to this address which include; 15 disturbances, 11 shots fired, 2 fights, 2 aggravated assaults and 2 homicides. Ten (10) people have either been shot, stabbed, assaulted, or killed.

“Given the amount in reported violence in this particular location, we as the community, cannot allow this activity to go unchecked. The Killeen Police Department will use all the tools at its disposal to ensure the safety of our citizens,” stated Police Chief Charles Kimble.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (October 8, 2021): Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting at Conder Park.  

On October 7, 2021, around 6:38 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to Conder Park located at 810 Conder St. in reference to a shooting victim.  Officers arrived at Conder Park and located a crime scene, but all involved parties fled the scene prior to their arrival. 

Another call was received regarding a gunshot victim near Ft. Hood St. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.  Responding Officers located a female victim with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.  The female was transported by ambulance to Scott and White Hospital in Temple where she was treated and released.  Witnesses reported an altercation occurred at the park and shots were fired.  All parties left and the victim’s vehicle was involved in a traffic accident on Veterans Memorial Blvd near Ft. Hood St.  Killeen Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is actively investigating this case and will provide any updates.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Aggravated Assault, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash. 

Alex Gearhart
Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and the Community join Together for National Night Out

Killeen, TX (October 1, 2021): Community members are invited to participate in the annual National Night Out event.

National Night Out is a campaign that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work.

National Night Out is designed to:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships
• Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

National Night Out is an annual event held on the first Tuesday in October. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Killeen and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

If you host a block party in your neighborhood, we encourage you to use the following hashtag. #KilleenNNO2021

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department