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Killeen Police Investigate Drive-By BB Gun Shooting

Killeen, TX (January 14, 2022): Killeen Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in a shooting involving a BB gun.

On December 30, 2021 at approximately 1:33 p.m., a group of males in what appears to be a white Kia Soul, drove past the victim in the 400 block of Atlas Ave. firing several shots from a BB gun, striking and injuring the victim.  The last four digits of the license plate are possibly 8148.

The actual suspect vehicle was captured on video.  Video Stills are included below.  Detectives are requesting assistance from the public identifying the suspect vehicle and suspects in this crime.  We are also asking anyone else who may have been a victim of these suspects to contact the KPD Criminal Investigation Division at 254-501-8830.

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

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Fort Hood Street

Killeen, TX (January 14, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating a shooting incident.

On January 13th, 2022, at approximately 7:03 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Fort Hood St. and Rancier Ave. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a 20-year-old male and an 18-year-old female who both sustained gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital by helicopter.  The female is in stable condition and the male is in critical condition.     

Preliminary investigation indicated the two victims were traveling in a vehicle northbound in the 700 block of S. Fort Hood St.  A black sedan pulled next to the victims and fired shots at the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect vehicle turned east on Hallmark Ave. and the victim continued north.  

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

There is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Looking for Vehicle and Person of Interest in Cardinal Ave. Murder

UPDATE:  Killeen, TX (December 22, 2021):   The Killeen Police Homicide Unit is looking for a vehicle seen on the night of the murder.  The vehicle sought is described as a dark in color four-door sedan with obvious driver’s side damage.  The vehicle was driven by a person described as a black male with a light complexion.

If located, please call Killeen PD at 254-501-8800 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).  Do not attempt to confront the occupants in the vehicle. 

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Killeen, TX (December 21, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating overnight shooting death.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Officers responded to the 700 block of Cardinal Ave. in regard to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased 23-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the head.  This is the 18th murder this year in Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 2:39 a.m.  Judge Cook ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The victim in this case is identified as Amos Jeremiah Goff, 23. 

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

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct Death Investigation

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of Killeen man.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Officers responded to the 1700 block of Windward Drive in regard to a disturbance and an unresponsive subject.  Upon arrival, Officers located an unresponsive 44-year-old male in the residence.  The subject was transported to Seaton Medical Center in Harker Heights where he succumbed.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the subject deceased at 9:53 p.m.  Judge Cook also ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The decedent in this case is identified as Carl Fischer, 44.  Preliminary investigation indicates that Fischer became unresponsive during a domestic disturbance with other members of the household.  There is no apparent cause of death at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Murder on Cardinal Ave.

Killeen, TX (December 21, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating overnight shooting death.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Officers responded to the 700 block of Cardinal Ave. in regard to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased 23-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the head.  This is the 18th murder this year in Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 2:39 a.m.  Judge Cook ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The victim in this case is identified as Amos Jeremiah Goff, 23. 

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

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Respond to Arrest Video

Killeen, TX (December 20, 2021)

The Killeen Police Department is aware of a video circulating via social media in which a subject was arrested for interfering with or obstructing an officer.  On December 18, 2021 at about 12:40 a.m., Killeen Police officers conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant out of Lawton, OK for Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling.  Investigating Officers learned that there was a weapon inside the vehicle and were trying to determine if any other laws were being violated. 

While conducting their investigation, they were approached by an individual who interjected himself into the investigation by engaging with other individuals in the vehicle, distracting the officers, and creating a safety hazard for all involved parties.  The subject in question was arrested and charged violating Sec. 16-107 (Interfering with or Obstructing an Officer) of the City of Killeen Code of Ordinances.

The Killeen Police Department Code of Conduct requires our officers to preserve and protect the individual rights and freedoms of citizens.  Due to the public interest in this incident, we will be conducting an investigation into the matter.

Charles F. Kimble

Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Train/Pedestrian Fatality

Killeen, TX (December 20, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a BNSF train.

On December 19, 2021, at approximately 9:47p.m., Officers responded to the area of 38th Street and Commerce Dr. in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Officers located a deceased male on the 38th Street train bridge. Traffic investigators were called to the scene and a preliminary investigation showed a BNSF train was traveling eastbound approaching the 38th Street bridge. A male subject was observed on the train tracks on the bridge. The conductor attempted emergency braking procedures, but the train was unable to stop before striking the male.

The subject succumbed to the injuries sustained in this incident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 11:49 p.m. The deceased person is identified as 55-year-old Brent Steven Babcock.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH ON STATE HIGHWAY 195

On November 14, 2021, at approximately 4:06 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 16900 block of State Highway 195 in reference to a fatality crash.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male in the center median area of SH 195.

Traffic investigators responded and the preliminary investigation revealed that a grey 2005 Infiniti G35 was disabled in the outside lane of northbound SH 195, north of the Lampasas River overpass. The driver of that disabled vehicle is believed to have exited and was standing near the vehicle in the roadway.  A grey 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound in the outside lane of SH 195 where it collided with the disabled vehicle and the pedestrian that was standing next to that vehicle.  After the initial impact, the grey Hyundai crossed over the center median and came to a rest facing north in the southbound lanes of SH 195.

The pedestrian, 24-year-old Brandon William Cepeda, was pronounced deceased on scene at 5:10 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

The driver of the grey Hyundai was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Pedestrian Fatality on Clear Creek Road

Killeen, TX (October 27, 2021) Investigators with the Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian fatality. 

On Tuesday, October 26, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of S. Clear Creek Road in reference to a 911 call about a crash involving a pedestrian.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a female lying on the roadway and a white vehicle. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the female was lying on the roadway in the outside lane of S. Clear Creek Road for an unknown reason, when a white Volkswagen Jetta traveling southbound collided with the victim.  The female victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition. 

The victim, 32-year-old Heather Nichole Stouth, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:14 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield.

No injuries were reported by the two occupants of the vehicle.

Investigators with the Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality 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