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Killeen Police Introduces New Mental Health Program

Killeen, TX (April 25, 2022): The Killeen Police Department in conjunction with the Killeen Branch NAACP and Texas A&M University-Central Texas will be launching a new mental health program in the City of Killeen.

The Killeen Police Department recognizes the seriousness and the complexities of mental illness in our society. Our mission at the Killeen Police Department is to serve our citizens who suffer from mental illness with quality, professional and compassionate service. Knowing this valuable information can give the officers the tools they need for a better approach to citizen interaction.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, the program, “Killeen Cares”, will launch at Texas A & M University in the Bernie Beck Founders Hall on the 1st Floor located at 1001 Leadership Pl from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. We invite the public and the media to come out and join us.
For additional information or any questions about this program, you can contact Sgt. Angela Mathews at (254) 462-6042 or by email at amathews@killeentexas.gov.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Texas Rangers are Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Killeen, TX (April 5, 2022): At approximately 4:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Mickey’s Conveinence Store located at 3200 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a 911 call about a disturbance. Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that an individual was causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the individual and an altercation ensued. Officers attempted to subdue him with their Taser and were unsuccessful. The altercation continued and the officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the individual. The male was transported by paramedics to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he is currently in surgery.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.

As per protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. Bryan Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Female Murder Victim

Killeen, TX (March 25, 2022): Killeen Police have identified the female victim as 18-year-old Revierra Elizabeth Aline Gibson.

On Friday, March 25, 2022, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and two complaints were returned charging 17-year-old Ruben Joel Fuentes Jr. with two counts of Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Fuentes and he set his bond at $1,000,000 on each Murder charge. Fuentes is awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

Ruben Joel Fuentes Jr.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCT A LATE-NIGHT MURDER INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (March 24, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating the death of two people on Brook Drive.

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, at approximately 2:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Brook Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located two deceased people with gunshot wounds. One person was subsequently taken into custody.

Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced the 15-year-old male victim deceased at 3:26 a.m. and the unidentified female victim at 3:38 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This makes the tenth and eleventh Murder for the City of Killeen in 2022.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this incident, to call the Bell County 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, 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.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this Murder and there is no further information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Late-Night Murder Investigation

Killeen, TX (March 24, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating the death of two people on Brook Drive.

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, at approximately 2:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Brook Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located two deceased people with gunshot wounds. One person was subsequently taken into custody.

Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced the 15-year-old male victim deceased at 3:26 a.m. and the unidentified female victim at 3:38 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This makes the tenth and eleventh Murder for the City of Killeen in 2022.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this incident, to call the Bell County 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, 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.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this Murder and there is no further information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Murder Victim

Killeen, TX (March 24, 2022): Killeen Police have identified the victim as Yolanda N’Gaojia.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit believe people have information about this incident and the people involved. We urge you to come forward with your information.

Detectives continue to actively investigate this case and there is no additional information at this time.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON SH-195

Killeen, TX (March 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the ninth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at approximately 5:03 p.m., to the 13000 block of State Highway 195 in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two victims who had been shot.
One victim, a 52-year-old female, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 6:56 p.m. 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 of next of kin.

The second victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

The department is 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 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, 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.

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no continued threat to the general public.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCTS A RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY DETAIL

Killeen, TX (March 23, 2022): Killeen Police conduct a railroad detail at the tracks located on State Highway 195.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Officers with the Traffic Unit and with the assistance of Days B squad, they conducted a railroad detail due to recent concerns from the public and the media. Their focus was to bring awareness to the community about railroad crossing and safety.

Between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00pm, the following violations occurred in the officer’s presence at this location.

• 35 citations for Stopped on the Tracks
• 1 citation for no Driver’s License

Traffic officers also monitored the railroad track area near Killeen High School and did not observe any violations for trespassing on railroad property.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on SH-195

Killeen, TX (March 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the ninth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at approximately 5:03 p.m., to the 13000 block of State Highway 195 in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two victims who had been shot.

One victim, a 52-year-old female, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 6:56 p.m. 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 of next of kin.

The second victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

The department is 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 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, 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.

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no continued threat to the general public.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Shooting Investigation on Dunn Avenue

Killeen, TX (March 19, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating a shooting that sent three individuals to the hospital.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, at approximately 5:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of College Street and Dunn Avenue in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located three people suffering from gunshot wounds. They were all transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with non-life-threatening injuries. They are currently listed in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a green Ford Mustang, occupied by three persons, was traveling near Dunn Avenue and 8th Street when shots were fired. They continue to travel westbound on Dunn Avenue when they lost control of the vehicle at College Street and struck a parked gray car. The impact of the collision struck a 10-year-old child that was standing between the parked gray car and a parked blue SUV. The child was airlifted to McLane Children’s Hospital. He is currently listed in stable condition.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this shooting investigation, to call the Bell County 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, 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.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are in the early stages of the investigation and there is no further information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Officer Arrested for Assault

Killeen, TX (March 16, 2022): A Killeen Police Officer is in custody for an assault charge.

On March 2, 2022, the Killeen Police Department received notification from the Georgetown Police Department of an investigation they were conducting regarding the conduct of an off-duty Killeen Police Officer.

Georgetown Police were notified of a domestic disturbance that had occurred involving a Killeen Police Officer while off-duty. Through the investigation, it revealed that the officer had been involved in a domestic disturbance at his residence in Georgetown.

Detectives with the Georgetown Police Department obtained a complaint and an arrest warrant charging 40 -year-old James Craigg with Assault with Bodily Injury on a Family Member.

Craigg has been with the Department since February of 2007 and is assigned to the Patrol Division. He is currently on administrative leave with pay while an Internal Affairs investigation is completed.
The Killeen Police Department is a Civil Service Agency that must follow the local Civil Service Rules and state law that outlines the due process procedures for allegations of misconduct. This process includes the affected employee’s pay status.

Chief Kimble stated “We hold the officers of the Killeen Police Department to the highest standards, both on and off duty. The criminal investigation is being investigated by the Georgetown Police Department and the Killeen Police Department has initiated an Internal Affairs investigation to follow the due process procedure set forth by Civil Service Rules.”

At this time, no further information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash

Killeen, TX (March 15, 2022): Killeen Police investigate a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. 

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at approximately 4:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of John David Drive in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian. Upon the officers arrival, they located a 13-year-old male child suffering from injuries after being struck by a black vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to McLane Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that three children were playing basketball in the roadway in the 4800 block of John David Drive, when a black vehicle traveling westbound approached the area where they were playing. The driver of the black sedan struck one of the children and fled the area westbound on John David Drive.  

The following description was provided of the vehicle/driver:

Vehicle: Black four door sedan (possibly Kia)

Driver: Black female in her 20’s, with long blonde dreadlock style hair and was wearing black clothing.

Traffic Investigators with the Traffic Unit are asking if anyone has any information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477). 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department