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Killeen Police Investigate a late night Shooting

Officers were dispatched to Northeast Killeen at approximately 8:58 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to two shooting victims. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two male victims, a 14 year-old and a 15 year-old, suffering from gunshot wounds. The 15 year-old was transported to the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in critical condition and the 14 year-old was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Through the investigation it was revealed that this incident was motivated by a Robbery which led detectives to the suspect. A 16 year-old male suspect was identified and arrested. He was taken into custody and is currently in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Late Evening Shooting

Officers were dispatched at approximately 5:52 p.m. to the 1600 block of 4th Street on Friday, October 20, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to shots fired. While officers were in route they were notified about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 29 year-old male victim laying in the roadway. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in stable condition.

No one is in custody at this time.

The investigation is on going and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Missing Man has been Located

October 17, 2017 – UPDATE

The missing man, Robert David Keller, has been located and returned home safely.  We would like to thank everyone for their assistance in locating Mr. Keller.

 Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help locating a missing man.

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 7:23 p.m., Officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Spring Branch Drive, after receiving a call from a woman who said her 66 year-old husband was last seen around 5:00 p.m.  Upon the officers arrival they learned that the woman and her husband were in a verbal argument and he left the residence on foot.  She told officers she believed he is in the beginning stages Dementia but has not been diagnosed.

Robert David Keller is a 66 year-old white male with salt and pepper mid length hair and gray blue eyes. He is approximately 6’3 and weighs approximately 240 pounds and was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, a brown jacket, dark blue jeans and white sneakers.  He is on several medications and missed his doses.

The Killeen Police Department is asking anyone if they have seen Mr. Keller or know of his whereabouts to contact them at 254-501-8800.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police are asking for the Community’s help locating a Missing Man

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 7:23 p.m., Officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Spring Branch Drive, after receiving a call from a woman who said her 66 year-old husband was last seen around 5:00 p.m.  Upon the officers arrival they learned that the woman and her husband were in a verbal argument and he left the residence on foot.  She told officers she believed he is in the beginning stages Dementia but has not been diagnosed.

Robert David Keller is a 66 year-old white male with salt and pepper mid length hair and gray blue eyes. He is approximately 6’3 and weighs approximately 240 pounds and was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, a brown jacket, dark blue jeans and white sneakers.  He is on several medications and has missed his doses.

The Killeen Police Department is asking anyone if they have seen Mr. Keller or know of his whereabouts to contact them at 254-501-8800.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Investigates a Family Dollar Robbery

The Killeen Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a Robbery suspect.

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., Killeen Police responded to the Family Dollar Store, located at 4802 Bridgewood Drive, after receiving a 911 call telling them the store had just been robbed.

As the officers were responding they learned that an armed male entered the store and demanded money from the clerk; he then fled the store on foot.  The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ to 6’5” tall, weighing approximately 225 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and a blue bandana covering his face.

Detectives are asking that anyone who can help identify the suspect in this photo to please 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

Killeen Police Identify and Arrest a Juvenile for Armed Robberies

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department are investigating multiple Aggravated Robbery reports filed between October 8th and 11th, 2017.  The victims advised that they met the suspect through on online website and agreed to meet to purchase items.

Through subsequent investigation, detectives were led to a 16 year-old male juvenile suspect who was arrested on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  The juvenile was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center. A search warrant was conducted at the residence of the juvenile, where property belonging to the victims was recovered.

This suspect is believed to be involved in additional Aggravated Robberies and the investigation will continue.

The Killeen Police Department encourages the public to utilize our Safe Exchange Zone located in the lobby of the Police Headquarters at 3304 Community Blvd. when meeting for online sales.

A few tips regarding meeting strangers for sales and dating include:

  1. Trust your instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
  2. In the case of sales, don’t go alone.
  3. Insist on meeting at a public place such as the KPD Safe Exchange Zone.
  4. Do not meet in a secluded area.
  5. Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
  6. Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
  7. Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
  8. Tell a friend or family member about your intentions and where you will be.
  9. Take your mobile phone with you.

This warning is not necessarily directed at legitimate sales and dating websites, although common sense and caution should always be exercised when meeting a stranger for the first time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Conducts Investigation on KISD Teacher

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Killeen Police Department was advised of inappropriate conduct by a teacher.

In cooperation with the Killeen Independent School District, Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are conducting an investigation into the allegations by eighth-grade students at Palo Alto Middle School.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Four Suspects in Multiple Armed Robberies

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Gemini Lane in reference to an aggravated robbery.  The victim told officers that they were approached by several black males who were armed with a gun.  The suspects allegedly demanded the victims to hand over their belongings and money and were last seen leaving the area in a white sedan.  A few minutes later, Officers responded to the 4900 block of Teal Dr in reference to a similar robbery.

Two more robberies were reported just after midnight on Monday, October 9, 2017. Officers were dispatched to the first robbery in the 2600 block of Maria Drive, where the victims reported they were robbed at gunpoint.  The suspects were said to have fled the area in a white sedan with the victim’s wallet and cell phones.  The second call was reported from the 4100 block of Bowles Drive.  The suspects’ descriptions and method of operation appeared similar to that of the previous three robberies. While officers were in route, they located a white sedan in the area matching the description of the suspect vehicle reported by the victims.  The officers’ conducted a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle and detained two juveniles and two adults.

Through subsequent investigation, officers’ located property belonging to two of the victims.  The juveniles were transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center and the two adults were transported to the Killeen City Jail awaiting charges.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Child Involved in Hit-and-Run Released from Hospital

October 6, 2017 – UPDATE

Officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit have located the silver Dodge Charger and have determined that this vehicle did not strike the child.  New information was obtained that a dark blue or black sedan with a round emblem on the front and silver tinted windows struck the child. 

 Officers are seeking witnesses who my have information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477). 

The 5 yer-old boy has been released from the hospital and is doing well.

Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash Involving a Child

On September 24, 2017, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 800 block of Jeffries Ave.  Upon arrival, officers located a 5 year-old boy who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene.  The boy was transported to McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple by Killeen Fire Department Ambulance.  At this time, the severity of the child’s injuries are unknown, but they appear to be serious.

Witnesses reported that a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side was traveling southbound on Jeffries when it struck the child.  After striking the boy, the Charger stopped for a moment a couple of houses down.  A late-model red Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger that appeared to be traveling with the Charger stopped alongside.  After a few moments, both vehicles left the scene, southbound on Jeffries.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Phone System is back in Operation

The Killeen Police Department Non-Emergency Phone line, (254) 501-8830 is back in operation.

Thank you for your patience.