Archive | September 2022

FORT HOOD SOLDIER CHARGED WITH MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 21, 2022): Murder suspect is currently in the Bell County Jail.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were involved in a domestic dispute when he displayed a handgun and shot the victim. The suspect left the residence to Fort Hood where he was later detained by military police. Officers with the Killeen Police Department were notified, and they arrested the suspect and transported him to the Killeen City Jail.

The Killeen Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office. Michael Leonard Moore, 35 years-old, was charged with Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Michael Leonard Moore. He set his bond at $1,000,000 and ordered a GPS ankle monitor be installed should he post bond.

MICHAEL LEONARD MOORE

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still an active investigation, and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN ARREST MURDER SUSPECT

Killeen, TX (September 20, 2022): Killeen Police currently has one suspect in custody and is currently in the Killeen City Jail pending charges. The suspect is an active duty military soldier.

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still under investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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CORRECTION – NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the thirteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact 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, 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.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen, TX (September 20, 2022): Killeen Police currently has one suspect in custody and is currently in the Killeen City Jail pending charges. The suspect is an active duty military soldier.

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still under investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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CORRECTION – NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the thirteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact 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, 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.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

Killeen Police investigate a Murder

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the fourteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, to contact 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, 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.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCT A SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (September 8, 2022) Killeen Police are investigating a shooting involving a 9-year-old victim.
On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Harker Heights Seton Hospital in reference to a female juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound in the foot. The child was subsequently transported to McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple.

Through the investigation, it revealed that the child’s mother and the suspect were involved in a domestic altercation at their residence located in the 5700 block of Chuckwagon Circle. During the altercation the suspect displayed a handgun and discharged it towards the wall, striking the child that was in a room connected to that wall.

Officers located the suspect at the residence, and he was arrested without incident. He was transported to the Killeen City Jail.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and two complaints for Aggravated Assault and one complaint for Tampering with Evidence were returned charging 45-year-old Michael Mainet Alice. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Alice and he is currently awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department