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KPD Arrests Two in Hereford Murder

UPDATE – April 2, 2020 11:00 a.m.

This update is to clarify that the two suspects were in custody when the complaints were issued therefore, no warrants were issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.   

UPDATE – April 2, 2020

Through the investigation, detectives with the Homicide and Organized Crime Units were able to determine that this incident was a narcotics transaction.  Two suspects were identified and on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.  Complaints were returned charging De’Jauna Monte Williams, 18, and Cedric Vernon Henderson Jr., 19, with Murder.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued warrants for their arrest. 

Williams turned herself into the Police Headquarters and Henderson was located and apprehended in the 2000 block of Trimmier Road without incident.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Williams and Henderson, setting their bond at $1,000,000 each.  Williams and Henderson are currently in the Killeen City Jail.

We’d like to thank the United States Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this case.  

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 UPDATE – March 31, 2020

The name of the victim has been identified as Kaitlyn Silverio of Temple. 

This investigation continues and information will be released as it becomes available.

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Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Hereford.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The 20 year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 11:44 p.m. at the hospital.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Murder Victim

UPDATE – March 31, 2020

The name of the victim has been identified as Kaitlyn Silverio of Temple. 

This investigation continues and information will be released as it becomes available.

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 Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Hereford.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The 20 year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 11:44 p.m. at the hospital.  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 next of kin.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are 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 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Hereford

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Hereford Lane in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition.

The 20 year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 11:44 p.m. at the hospital.  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 next of kin.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are 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 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.

This investigation continues and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Suspect Involved in Hit and Run Crash

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at approximately 10:53 p.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Old FM 440 Road in reference to a 911 call about a pedestrian hit and run crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a male lying in the roadway.  He was immediately transported to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian walking in the roadway when a white two-tone Ford F250 or 350 pickup truck traveling northbound on Old FM 440 Road, struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.

Through the investigation, Officers with the Killeen Police Department, Traffic Unit, received information from a Crime Stoppers Tip that led to the suspect driver and vehicle.  On Wednesday, March 26, 2020, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging Norlan Ricardo Perez-Corrales with Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury – Fail to Stop and Render Aid.  A warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and he set his bond at $200,000.  Perez-Corrales is currently incarcerated in the McClennan County Jail.

We’d like to thank the community for their assistance with this crash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Murder Suspect

UPDATE – On Wednesday, March 24, 2020, this case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Jovino Jamel Roy, 22, for Murder.  Roy was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and set his bond at $1,000,000.  Roy is currently is the Bell County Jail. 

ROY

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Killeen Police Investigate a Late Night Shooting.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Dustin Court at approximately 10:55p.m., in reference a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male lying in the front of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical.  During the altercation, the suspect fired several shots at the victim and fled the area.  Officers in the area located the suspect at a nearby convenience store; he was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

The victim, Michael Steven Wardrobe, 22, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters at 11:22 p.m. at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Late Night Shooting

On Monday, March 23, 2020, officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Dustin Court at approximately 10:55p.m., in reference a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male lying in the front of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical.  During the altercation, the suspect fired several shots at the victim and fled the area.  Officers in the area located the suspect at a nearby convenience store; he was taken into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

The victim, Michael Steven Wardrobe, 22, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters at 11:22 p.m. at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Arrests Drivers Involved in Major Crash

UPDATE – March 24, 2020

Through the investigation, the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit determined that the operators of the Dodge Charger and the Mercedes Benz were racing on a public roadway which resulted in a vehicle crash causing serious bodily injury to others. 

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Investigators presented this case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and two complaints were returned charging CeQuil S. Clemons, 24, and Fredrick L. Mayhan, 47, with Racing on Highway-Causing Serious Bodily Injury.  Today, with the assistance from the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Mr. Mayhan was located and taken into custody without incident.  He was transported to the Bell County Jail.  Mr. Clemons turned himself in at the Killeen Police Headquarters. 

The Department would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Task Force for their assistance and the community for their concern about the victims involved in this incident and overall traffic safety in the city.

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 Killeen Police Investigate a Major Crash on W.S. Young.

On Friday, February 28, 2020, at approximately 9:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of W.S. Young Drive and Elms Road in reference to a 911 call about a major crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were advised that three vehicles were involved in a crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a gray Dodge Charger and a black Mercedes Benz were traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on W.S. Young Drive.  A Dodge Journey was traveling southbound on W.S. Young and was in the turning lane to make a left turn.    When the driver turned at the intersection at W.S. Young and Elms, the Charger, which was in the outside lane, struck the passenger side of the SUV.  The impact caused the Journey to drift northeast, striking a signal light pole.  The Charger began to route clockwise and its left rear struck the Mercedes, which was in the inside lane, on the right side causing the Charger to turn counter clockwise and come to a rest.

The female passenger of the Journey was airlifted to Baylor & Scott and White in critical condition and the male driver and five children were transported by ambulance.  The male driver and female passenger of the Charger were transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Height with minor injuries.  The male driver and female passenger of the Mercedes reported no injuries.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department, Traffic Unit, are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to please contact Investigating Officer Matt Smith at (254) 501-8800.  This major crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Takes Preventive Measures to Help Protect the Community

In our ongoing efforts to perform our essential functions to protect and serve the public, we will be taking several proactive measures to keep our officers, staff and the community safe starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Our number one goal and priority is to respond as quickly as possible to life-threatening emergencies, but we want to limit face to face contact as much as possible in accordance to CDC guidelines.  Officers will continue to respond in-person to calls where there is a life safety issue or if it is a call that cannot be taken by phone due to the nature of the call.

Given the current situation with COVID-19 and the recommendations from the CDC, we are taking the following steps:

  • For emergencies continue to utilize 9-1-1. For non-emergency, (254) 501-8800. This will free up officers to focus on emergency calls for service.
  • When possible, and there is not a life-safety issue, officers and/or a staff member will be available to take reports over the telephone. This will reduce the possible transmission of the virus to the public or our officers, as carriers may not even know they have the virus and are inadvertently transmitting it.
  • Temporarily suspending non-essential services such as fingerprinting and background checks. Taxi, Peddler and Towing Permits will be by appointment only by calling (254) 501-8940.
  • Limiting access to the main lobby and jail visitor’s area.
  • Temporarily suspending our presence at community engagement events.
  • Increasing the cleaning schedule of our work spaces to protect to protect the public and our staff.

We are asking for the public’s help to follow these recommendations for customer service:

  • All victims who need to file a non-life threatening crime report to call our non-emergency line at (254) 501-8800.
  • To request a “press copy” of your filed report, you can email the Records Office at kpdrecords@killeentexas.gov. Please include your name, a contact number and a brief statement in your email.
  • To request an appointment for permits by calling the Records Office at (254) 501-8940 during normal operating hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • To purchase crash reports online by visiting this link: https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/
  • To file a complaint, email the Internal Affairs Unit at kpdia@killeentexas.gov
  • For jail access, bail bonds companies, attorneys and families can contact (254) 200-7908 for information about an inmate.
  • For custodial exchanges and Safe Exchange Zone transactions can be made outside the front main entrance of the headquarters.
  • The Evidence Property Unit will be available by appointment only at (254) 501-8918.

“We are committed to taking appropriate actions to protect the safety and the health of our community,” said Chief Charles Kimble.  “We want to thank the public for their patience during this difficult time and to continue to follow all CDC guidelines”.

 

 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Lake Road

Killeen Police were dispatched to the 2900 block of Lake Road at approximately 6:32 p.m. in reference to a 911 call about shots fired on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male in the parking lot of an apartment complex suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim, Terrance Darnell Iles, 22, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are 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 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Victims from Triple Homicide

UPDATE – March 17, 2020

The three victims have been identified as Asia Cline, 22, Shaquan Markell Allred, 23, and Freddy Beningo Delacruz Jr., 23. 

This investigation is still ongoing and information will be released as it becomes available.  If you have any information about this case, we ask you to call the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous. 

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Killeen Police Investigate a Triple Homicide.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the Summerlyn Apartments located at 4101 E. Rancier Avenue in reference to shots fired call.  Officers’ checked the area and were unable to locate the source.  At approximately 1:40 a.m. officers received another call, in reference to a water leak coming from one apartment leading to another. Upon investigation of the source of the water leak officers found an unlocked apartment and attempted to contact the tenant. Officers upon entry to the apartment located three victims deceased, having gunshot wounds.

The victims, two males and one female in their early twenties were pronounced deceased at 2:46 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters.  He ordered autopsies to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The investigation is ongoing, and names of the victims will not be released pending next of kin notification.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Homicide, 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.

Commander Ronnie Supak
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department