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Killeen Police Investigate Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Rancier Avenue in reference to crash involving a pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers located a female lying in the roadway.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the female was  walking southbound across Rancier Avenue when she was struck by a gray Saab that was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue.  Witnesses told officers that a second vehicle, a gray four door sedan, possibly a Kia, was traveling westbound also in the inside lane, struck the victim as she laid in the roadway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene. The victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is asking anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle involved in this Hit and Run crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this Hit and Run, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this Hit and Run and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Rancier Avenue in reference to crash involving a pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers located a female lying in the roadway.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the female was  walking southbound across Rancier Avenue when she was struck by a gray Saab that was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue.  Witnesses told officers that a second vehicle, a gray four door sedan, possibly a Kia, was traveling westbound also in the inside lane, struck the victim as she laid in the roadway. The suspect vehicle subsequently fled the scene. The victim was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is asking anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle involved in this Hit and Run crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this Hit and Run, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this Hit and Run and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Informs Community about Hoax Email

The Killeen Police Department would like to inform the community that we are aware of emails that have been circulating nationwide, including Texas and the Killeen area today.  The message contains a bomb threat and a demand of payment via bitcoin. We are in contact with our local, state and federal partners, and have been informed that the threats are being investigated and do NOT appear to be credible at this time.

Killeen Police will investigate any credible threat and/or suspicious activity.   We ask everyone to be vigilant and immediately call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity which could represent a threat to our community.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Three in Homicide

During this investigation, detectives have identified three persons responsible for this Homicide. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office issued complaints charging, 31 year-old Talitha Marieanne Collins, 21 year-old Justice Dinell Jamar Brue-Miller and 28 year-old Derek Gregory Spragins, with Murder.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for all three suspects.  Collins was already in the Killeen City Jail and her bond was set at $1,000,000. 

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Brue-Miller and Spragins were arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and Temple Police Department.  They were transported to the Killeen City Jail and are awaiting arraignment. 

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Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Homicide on Root Avenue

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Root Avenue in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 21 year-old Marquis Demps deceased at approximately 9:36 p.m.  She ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Bell County 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

Killeen Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting

UPDATE

Through their investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect in this incident.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and on Saturday, November 17, 2018, a complaint was returned charging 22 year-old Damani Joseph Bisio with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  On Friday, November 23, 2018, Bisio turned himself in to the Killeen Police Department.  He was taken into custody and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Bisio, setting his bond at $500, 000Bisio is currently in the Bell County Jail. 

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 1:02 p.m., officers’ were dispatched to the 4600 block of Windcrest Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male lying in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to Baylor Scott & White in unknown condition.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were in a verbal altercation when the suspect displayed a weapon and shot the victim.

Due to the nature of the incident, Shoemaker High School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.  At approximately 2:35 p.m., the lockdown was lifted as there was no immediate threat to the campus or the community.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, have identified Damani Joseph Bisio as a person of interest to this shooting investigation.  Bisio is wanted for an outstanding warrant; do not attempt to apprehend this wanted person as he is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!

DAMANI JOSEPH BISIO IS A 21 YEAR-OLD LIGHT SKINNED BLACK MALE WHO IS 5’11” TALL AND WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 140 POUNDS AND HAS BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Updated Parking Ordinance Map

The KilleenTexas.gov website GIS map depicting the restricted truck parking was recently updated.  The City determined that the map did not accurately depict the neighboring properties that were used as residential, and did not completely reflect the language of the ordinance.

The changes have been minimal with relatively few areas that were impacted.  Since the time that these updates were released, the Police Department has continued to enforce parking ordinance violations in these areas primarily through the use of warning citations, however effective today the Department will resume the use of hard citations and towing in its enforcement efforts in these areas.

Please use the updated map for reference when parking large trucks.

The current version of the map can be viewed at: https://gisweb.killeentexas.gov/RestrictedParking/

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Shooting

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 1:02 p.m., officers’ were dispatched to the 4600 block of Windcrest Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male lying in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to Baylor Scott & White in unknown condition.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were in a verbal altercation when the suspect displayed a weapon and shot the victim.

Due to the nature of the incident, Shoemaker High School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.  At approximately 2:35 p.m., the lockdown was lifted as there was no immediate threat to the campus or the community.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, have identified Damani Joseph Bisio as a person of interest to this shooting investigation.  Bisio is wanted for an outstanding warrant; do not attempt to apprehend this wanted person as he is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!

DAMANI JOSEPH BISIO IS A 21 YEAR-OLD LIGHT SKINNED BLACK MALE WHO IS 5’11” TALL AND WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 140 POUNDS AND HAS BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES.

BISIO

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Damani Joseph Bisio, 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 Bisio, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Announces 2nd Annual Safe Christmas Program

The Killeen Police Department will be out again during this holiday season providing extra patrols in our major shopping areas.  This event will run from November 16, 2018 through January 1, 2019 and shoppers can look for the Killeen Police Department’s Mobile Command Center in the major shopping areas on the weekends.  We will be posting the locations each week.  This will be an opportunity for you and your family to meet your community police officers, ask questions or obtain assistance.

On Friday, November 16th, we will hold a Press Conference in the parking lot at the Killeen Mall at 1:00 p.m.  We would like to invite local businesses to attend and help us kick this event off together and make it a successful one.

Safe Christmas Flyer 2018

We would like to wish everyone in the community a safe and happy holiday season.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate an Aggravated Robbery

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to reported aggravated robbery at the Shorty’s Convenience Store located at 908 Terrace Drive.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told that a black male wearing a black beanie, a black hoodie and black pants entered the store.  The suspect produced a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk.  The clerk complied with the demand and the suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as black male with a short beard, approximately 5’ 10” to 6’ tall and medium build.  He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are asking anyone who has information about this incident, 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 responsible for this Robbery, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department