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KPD Identifies Homicide Victim

April 19, 2017 – UPDATE

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, have identified the victim from the Homicide in the 700 block of W. Ave C as 19 year-old Justin Lewis.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police Investigate an overnight Homicide.

Officers were called to the 700 block of W. Ave C at 11:18 p.m., on Monday, April 17, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to shots fired near a vacant lot. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim not breathing. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male victim deceased at 12:34 a.m.; an autopsy is pending.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, have not identified the male victim.  The victim is believed to be in his late teens or twenties.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Offers “Safe Exchange Zone” to Community

The Killeen Police Department has initiated a “Safe Exchange Zone” program.

It is the departments’ commitment to put the community’s safety first and the “Safe Exchange Zone” program is intended to provide a safe location to residents who purchase from on-line websites such as Craigslist, eBay and Facebook groups etc. and for families with custodial exchanges.

The “Safe Exchange Zone” area is located in the lobby of the Killeen Police Headquarters and is monitored with police presence.  We encourage residents to conduct business during daylight hours and to provide the Killeen Police Department Headquarters address of 3304 Community Blvd, Killeen 76542 for transaction arrangements.  We ask that you do not leave large/bulky items in the parking lot.

The City of Killeen or its employees are not responsible in any way for the value, authenticity, or legitimacy of such transactions.  City of Killeen employees will not act as official witnesses to transactions, do not give legal advice and will not settle civil disputes related to any transaction.  The police department is just providing a safe location to conduct your transactions.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates an overnight Homicide

Killeen Police Investigate an overnight Homicide.

 

Officers were called to the 700 block of W. Ave C at 11:18 p.m., on Monday, April 17, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to shots fired near a vacant lot. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim not breathing. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male victim deceased at 12:34 a.m.; an autopsy is pending.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, have not identified the male victim.  The victim is believed to be in his late teens or twenties.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Driver from Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified and Arrested

Through the investigation, officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit were able to identify the driver of the Hyundai Tiburon.  A complaint was returned charging 26 year-old Cassandra Marzella Ekis, of Killeen, with Fail to Stop and Render Aid – Accident Causing Death.  Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for Ekis’ arrest and on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Ekis was apprehended by the Waco Police Department. Cassandra Marzella Ekis is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Killeen Police Department investigates a fatal motorcycle crash on Rancier.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a crash in the 1400 block of Rancier Avenue., which involved a Hyundai Tiburon and a Suzuki motorcycle on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 11:19 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue and a 2016 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling eastbound  in the outside lane on Rancier Avenue.  The driver of the Hyundai failed to yield right of way when the driver attempted to turn left onto Alexander Street causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.  The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene on foot before the officers’ arrival.

The 48 year-old male motorcycle rider was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Donald Engleking pronounced 48 year-old Derrick Roy Evans of Killeen, deceased by at 2:20 a.m.

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Asking for Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspects

The Killeen Police Department is asking the community’s assistance in identifying two Robbery suspects.

Killeen Police responded to the Oriental Cafe, located at 4102 Greenlee Drive, on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9:02 p.m., after receiving a 911 call telling them two males had attempted to rob the restaurant.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that two male suspects entered the restaurant, displayed a gun and demanded money from the employees.  The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspects are described as the following:

1st Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07”, wearing a knit hat, black long sleeve shirt, gray pants and white shoes, carrying a backpack.

2nd Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07”, with a bushy haircut, facial hair, wearing a black hooded shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Oriental Cafe suspect 4449     Suspect 2 4449

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this Robbery or can identify the suspects in the surveillance video, 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 and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Pedestrian Train Collision

Killeen Police investigate an evening fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a train.

Killeen Police responded to a 911 call on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 4:51 p.m., telling them that a male had just been hit by a train near W.S. Young Drive.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a body on the tracks in between W.S. Young Drive and 38th Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the train was traveling westbound near 38th Street, when the conductor noticed a male standing on the tracks.  The conductor blew the horn several times, however, for some unknown reason, the male did not move and the train struck him.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 21 year-old Devin Dewayne Newman of Killeen, deceased at 5:38 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates an Early Morning Robbery

Killeen Police investigate Aggravated Robbery at 7-Eleven.

Officers responded to the 7-11 Convenience Store located at 1001 Willow springs Road at 3:50 a.m., on Monday, April 10, 2017, after receiving a 911 call advising the store had just been robbed.  Upon the officers’ arrival they were told two black males entered the store, displayed a weapon and demanded money from the store clerk.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money.  No injuries were reported.

One suspect is described as a black male, wearing a hoodie, black jeans, black shoes and a white bandana across his face.  The second suspect is described as a black male, also wearing a hoodie, white shoes and light blue jeans.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division Violent Crimes Section are asking anyone who has information about this robbery, to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

KPD Asking for Help Identifying Forgery Suspect

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify a suspect in a forgery case.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, officers filed a forgery report after speaking with an employee from the “Go N Cash Check Cashing” business. The employee stated on September 9, 2016 at approximately 12:49 P.M., a male came to the business and cashed a check. On September 29, 2016 the check was returned to them showing to be a forged check.  During the course of the investigation detectives obtained a photograph of the suspect.

Forgery suspect

Detectives asking anyone who can provide any information, about this suspect, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

KPD Investigates Aggravated Robbery at Dollar General UPDATE

UPDATE: April 5,2017  During the course of the investigation detectives have obtained these photographs of the suspects.

Enter 1 SUSPECTS

Enter 2 SUSPECT

March 30, 2017

The Killeen Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of a Dollar General store.

Killeen Police responded to the Dollar General, located at 3107 E. Stan Schlueter Loop on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 10:02 p.m., after receiving a 911 call telling them the store had just been robbed.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they learned that two male suspects entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.  The men then fled the store on foot.

The suspects are described as follows:

1st Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07” wearing a black hooded shirt, gray pants and white shoes.

2nd Suspect is a black male, approximately 5’07” with a bushy haircut, facial hair, wearing a gray hooded shirt with a black hat, black pants, and black shoes.

The Killeen Police Department Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this Robbery and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this robbery to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD and CCPD Need Community Assistance to Identify Suspects

The Killeen Police Department is asking if anyone can identify two suspects using a stolen Visa card.

Killeen Police detectives are working hand in hand with Copperas Cove Police detectives on a credit/debit card abuse case were the victim filed a report with the Copperas Cove Police Department.  According to the victim, they were expecting a prepaid Visa card in the mail that was never received.  During the course of the investigation detectives were informed that the victims’ prepaid Visa had been used to make purchases at several businesses in Copperas Cove and Killeen.  Detectives were able view security footage of one of the unauthorized purchases and obtained this photograph of the two suspects.

suspect 1

Detectives asking anyone who can provide any information, about either suspect, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department