Killeen Police Arrest Four Individuals During Traffic Stop

Killeen, TX (January 5, 2022) Four males are currently in custody pending charges.

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of S. Fort Hood Street on a white Chevy pickup, occupied by four males, for a traffic violation.

The preliminary investigation revealed that while officers were conducting their investigation, an armed subject exited the vehicle and fled on foot. One of the officers observed the handgun in the suspect’s hand, he drew his duty weapon and a foot pursuit ensued. The officer repeatedly gave several commands to the suspect to stop and drop the gun. The suspect approached a fence and during the course of jumping it, he kicked the officer’s hand, causing his duty weapon to discharge. The suspect was located and arrested near West Lane and Jennifer Drive. He was transported to the Killeen City Jail. No injuries were reported. The other three males were also placed into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

While officers and detectives conducted a search of the vehicle, they located two handguns and illegal narcotics.

This incident is currently under Administrative Review by the Killeen Police Department Internal Affairs Unit.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes 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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