Archive by Author | rsupak122

Killeen Police Investigating a Murder on Camp Cooper Drive

Killeen, TX (September 25, 2020): A 18-year old male victim is dead after being shot inside a residence in the 2500 block of Camp Cooper Drive. 

The Killeen Police Department was dispatched on Friday, September 25, 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m., to a residence in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.   Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.   

The victim, Damien Xavier Rocha-Torres, 18, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:12 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas. 

Through the investigation detectives were told that the victim was inside a room of the residence with known acquaintances when family members heard a loud noise.  When they checked on the victim, he was suffering from a gunshot wound and the subjects had fled through the window.    

Detectives are asking anyone who may 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

Update to Death Investigation on Williamette Lane

Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2020

UPDATE – September 18, 2020

The 14-year-old juvenile pronounced deceased on Monday, September 14, 2020 is identified as Jervontrae Robinson.  Robinson was at his residence when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.  Killeen Police Homicide Detectives have interviewed an additional juvenile that was present when the shooting occurred.  The case continues to be investigated and is considered a murder investigation.  Further information will be released as it becomes available. 

                                                                    ###

Killeen Police Conduct Death Investigation 

On Monday, September 14, 2020, at approximately 4:02 p.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the 5000 block of Williamette Ln. in reference to an unresponsive juvenile within the residence.  Upon officer’s arrival they began CPR and the juvenile was transported to Darnall Army Medical Center.  

The juvenile, a 14-year-old male, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:43 p.m.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information to contact us at 501-8800.

Killeen Police Investigate Traffic Fatality on IH 14

Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2020

Traffic Fatality on Interstate 14

On Friday, September 18, 2020, at approximately 6:54 a.m. the Killeen Police Department responded to an auto pedestrian crash on westbound Interstate 14, near Rosewood Drive, after receiving several 911 calls.  Officers arrived on scene and found a 77-year-old male fatally injured.  Several citizens had stopped to render first aid and pull the male from the roadway.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit responded to investigate the accident.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male deceased at 7:43 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The name of the deceased individual is being held pending next of kin notification.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 77-year-old male was walking westbound, in the center lane of westbound IH 14, pushing a bicycle, when he was struck by multiple vehicles.  Several vehicles that struck the male did not stop and the Traffic Unit would like to speak with the operators of those vehicles, or any other witnesses, about the accident.  The case remains under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Update to Shooting on Fairview Drive

Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2020

UPDATE – September 18, 2020

Offense upgraded to Murder Investigation

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division were notified that the victim in this offense succumbed to their injuries.  The victim is identified as Jonathon Allen Hampton, 24, of Killeen.  Justice of the Peace Theodore Duffield pronounced Hampton deceased at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple.  An autopsy was ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.  The images are of an individual wanted for questioning related to this offense.  This individual also owns, or had access to, the white Volvo S60 pictured in the security footage.

Please contact the department at 254-501-8800 or 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.

                                                                                                ###

Killeen Police Investigate Aggravated Assault on Fairview Drive

On Monday, September 14, 2020, at approximately 2:19 a.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fairview Dr. in reference to a shooting.  The victim, a 24-year-old male, was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White in Temple.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and remains in critical condition.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and more information will be released as it becomes available.   

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

Killeen Police Investigate Aggravated Assault on Fairview Drive

On Monday, September 14, 2020, at approximately 2:19 a.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fairview Dr. in reference to a shooting.  The victim, a 24-year-old male, was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White in Temple.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and remains in critical condition.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and more information will be released as it becomes available.   

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

Killeen Police Conduct Death Investigation

On Monday, September 14, 2020, at approximately 4:02 p.m., Killeen Police were dispatched to the 5000 block of Williamette Ln. in reference to an unresponsive juvenile within the residence.  Upon officer’s arrival they began CPR and the juvenile was transported to Darnall Army Medical Center. 

The juvenile, a 14-year-old male, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:43 p.m.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information to contact us at 501-8800.

Suspect Arrested in Triple Homicide

Press Release

For Immediate Release

August 28, 2020

Update – August 28, 2020

Through investigation, detectives with the Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit identified a suspect in this case.  On August 20, 2020, this case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Barnard Lnell Morrow, 21, with Capital Murder of Multiple Persons.  A warrant for Morrow’s arrest was issued by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on August 20, 2020 with a suggested bond amount of two million dollars.

Killeen Police and members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in their attempt to locate Morrow found that he had fled the City of Killeen and could potentially be in Newton, MS.  Assistance was requested from the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in locating Morrow.

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., members of the GCRFTF arrested Morrow in the 1600 block of Pecan Rd., Newton, MS, without incident.  Morrow was transported to the Lauderdale County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Bell County.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the US Marshals for their assistance in apprehending Morrow.

“The department wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy.  I wish to thank our officers and detectives for their dedicated service in reaching a conclusion in this investigation,” Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble.

                                                                                 ###

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. 

###

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.

Killeen Police Investigate Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On Monday, April 6, 2020, officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a suspect discharging a firearm in the 2000 block Cedarhill Dr. at 12:05 a.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located evidence and identified a suspect.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department, General Crimes Unit, completed a follow-up investigation and presented the case to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Waco, Texas.  A Federal Grand Jury indicted Michael Cornell Jones, 38, of Killeen for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.          

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Lonestar Fugitive Task Force and Killeen Police Department arrested Jones in the 2200 block Caprice Dr. after an arrest warrant was obtained from the indictment.

Jones remains in Federal custody.

UPDATE – Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2020

UPDATE-April 16, 2020

The first responding officer arrived at 11:17 p.m. to the address of the domestic disturbance. The officer exited his vehicle and approached the residence on foot.  The officer saw a single male occupant in a vehicle with its engine running.  The vehicle was in the driveway of the residence and the male occupant was reportedly part of the disturbance.  The male was identified as Brandon Antony Rogers, 35, from Killeen.  The officer gave verbal commands to Rogers, twice, for him to stop the car.  Rogers failed to comply and drove towards the officer. The officer discharged his weapon as he was avoiding Roger’s attempt to strike him with the vehicle.

Additional officers in the area located Rogers fleeing the scene.  A vehicle pursuit ensued and during the pursuit Rogers stopped, exited his vehicle, and fled on foot in the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr.  Officers later located Rogers hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St.  Officers realized that Rogers was injured and immediately notified EMS.

Rogers was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threating injuries.  Medical staff reported that Rogers injuries consisted of two gunshot wounds, one to the left shoulder and another to the right arm.  Rogers was released from the hospital on the morning of April 14, 2020 and was transported to the Killeen City Jail.    

On Wednesday, April, 15, 2020, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and issued two complaints charging Brandon Antony Rogers with Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle.  Rogers was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and Rogers bonds were set at $250,000 and $50,000.  He is currently in the Bell County Jail. 

The officer involved, David Hoffman, has been with the department for 2 years.

                                                                        ###

On April 13, 2020, at approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a violent domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Vermont Dr.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the first officer arrived on scene at approximately 11:17 p.m. and came into contact with the suspect outside the residence.  During that contact the officer discharged his firearm and the suspect fled in a vehicle.  A vehicle pursuit followed where the suspect vehicle was located unoccupied in the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr.  Officers conducted a search of the area and located the suspect hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St.    

The suspect was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene and requested the assistance of the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers for an independent investigation.  In accordance with policy, the Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative review and the Texas Rangers will lead the primary investigation into this incident.  This investigation is in its early stages. 

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer.

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

Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer Involved Shooting.

On April 13, 2020, at approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a violent domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Vermont Dr.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the first officer arrived on scene at approximately 11:17 p.m. and came into contact with the suspect outside the residence.  During that contact the officer discharged his firearm and the suspect fled in a vehicle.  A vehicle pursuit followed where the suspect vehicle was located unoccupied in the 1400 block of Van Zanten Dr.  Officers conducted a search of the area and located the suspect hiding in a culvert in the 1300 block of S. 2nd St.    

The suspect was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene and requested the assistance of the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers for an independent investigation.  In accordance with policy, the Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative review and the Texas Rangers will lead the primary investigation into this incident.  This investigation is in its early stages. 

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer.

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