Killeen Police Identifies Murder Victim and Suspect

Killeen, TX (November 10, 2021): The victim has been identified as James Matthew Moten.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the victim and the suspect, his son, were involved in a domestic disturbance when the suspect produced a knife and assaulted his father. When the officers arrived and entered the residence, they located the victim deceased and the suspect suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect, Javeon Rondre Moten, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 9:46 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This is the sixteenth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.



Killeen, TX (November 9, 2021) Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old male.

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at approximately 2:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sladecek Drive in reference to a stabbing victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located one male suffering from a stab wound and was pronounced deceased at 2:53 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene. A second male, 18-year-old, was located suffering from a gunshot wound and he was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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