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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.  Officer’s 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 Officer Arrested for Filing False Report.

As a result of a criminal investigation undertaken by the Killeen Police Department, Officer Benjamin Harp, 44, a five-year officer, has been charged with filing a false report with the department.  On February 24, 2020, Harp contacted on duty officers in reference to his privately owned vehicle being burglarized.  Taken in the burglary was Killeen Police Department property.  Harp provided a statement to investigating officers on scene that was proven false during the course of the investigation.  An arrest warrant was obtained and Harp turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on March 6, 2020.  Harp has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

“The actions of this officer do not reflect the integrity displayed by the employees of the Killeen Police Department every day,” Chief Kimble said.  “Accountability is paramount in our organization.”

Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Makes Arrests in Aggravated Robbery.

On February 23 at 1:43 a.m., the Killeen Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Stephen Street in reference to an aggravated robbery.  The initial investigation revealed that two unknown male suspects enter the home through an open bedroom window.  There were three people in the house at the time:  a 72-year-old male, a 74-year-old female, and a 16-year-old male. 

When confronted one of the suspects struck the 72-year-old male resident in the head with a handgun.  The suspects held the three residents at gunpoint as they stole electronics and money.  They also stole the owner’s vehicle.   The vehicle has been recovered. 

The Killeen Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit, through their investigation were able to identify the suspects involved.  The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s office and a complaint was issued on both suspects charging Aggravated Robbery.  On March 3, 2020, warrants for the two suspects were issued.  The suspects are identified as Jason Lomas Jr., 17, of Killeen, and Jordan Xavier Bennett, 17, of Killeen.

On March 4, 2020, Lomas, Jr. was arrested on a warrant charging him with one count of Aggravated Robbery.  He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and his bond was set at $100,000. He is currently in the Bell County Jail.

On March 5, 2020, Bennet was located in Marble Falls, Texas by the US Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force after he fled the area.  He was arrested and is currently in the Burnett County Jail.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the citizens who quickly provided information that assisted the department in solving this crime and the US Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, who helped locate the suspects. 

Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department

Update – Killeen Police Investigate Murder on Cedar Drive.

UPDATE – February 14, 2020

This is an update following the press conference held on Monday February 10, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Teckla Domesca, 19 of Killeen.

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On Monday, February 11, 2020, at approximately 9:28 PM, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Cedar Dr. in reference to a potential medical call.  A caller advised that there was an individual not moving near the front porch of the residence.  Upon officer’s arrival, they found that the victim suffered from a gunshot wound.    

Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters pronounced the victim deceased at 10:11 PM. 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. They 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.

Update to Andover Drive Homicide.


UPDATE – February 13, 2019
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the Bell County District Attorneys’ Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging Anthony Taylor Masters-Gutierrez, 27, with Murder. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and bond was set at $1,000,000. He was transported to the Bell County Jail after arraignment.

The victim is identified as John Dearmontrice Mitchell, 27, of Killeen.

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On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 5:27 P.M., officers were advised by Ft. Hood personnel that a subject was at the East Gate claiming to have murdered his roommate. Officers met with the subject and ascertained an address in Killeen where this may have occurred. Officers then went to the 2300 block of Andover Dr. and located a deceased individual within an apartment at that location.

The victim was pronounced deceased at 6:14 P.M. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The suspect was taken into custody and is in the Killeen City Jail.

Commander Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Update: Officer on a School Bus Detail

On February 12, 2020, the Killeen Police Department, in partnership with the Killeen Independent School District, conducted a traffic enforcement detail.  This was an effort to address complaints related to motorists failing to stop for school buses picking up and dropping off students as required by law, at various locations in Killeen. 

The detail consisted of a Traffic Unit officer riding the bus for the entirety of the bus route and calling out locations and violations by radio to other officers in the area.  This took place on a bus route in the northeast area of Killeen, from about 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM.  The project was met with enthusiasm by the many stakeholders, including residents of Killeen, the bus driver, and other members of the Department and the school district.  This morning one violator was stopped and a citation was issued.

It is important to remember that the primary goal in any proactive law enforcement detail, particularly those related to traffic safety, is compliance.  We would like to thank the many motorists who demonstrated concern for the safety of students by complying with the law.  We would also like to thank the community and local media for the overwhelmingly positive response to this effort.  We intend to expand this detail to other parts of the city in the near future, and will announce other dates as appropriate.

Commander Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conducting Death Investigation on Andover Drive

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 5:27 P.M., officers were advised by Ft. Hood personnel that a subject was at the East Gate claiming to have murdered his roommate.  Officers met with the subject and ascertained an address in Killeen where this may have occurred.  Officers then went to the 2300 block of Andover Dr. and located a deceased individual within an apartment at that location.    

The victim was pronounced deceased at 6:14 P.M. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The suspect was taken into custody and is in the Killeen City Jail.

Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department

Officer on School Bus Detail

The Killeen Police Department has received several complaints regarding motorists failing to stop for school buses picking up and dropping off students along various bus routes.  In addition to being a violation of state law (TRC 545.066), this represents a serious safety concern for the children in our community. 

To address this concern the department has partnered with Killeen Independent School District and will conduct a traffic enforcement detail.  In this detail, an officer will ride on a school bus and notify other officers in the area of violators.  Those officers will strictly enforce laws related to the failure to stop for school buses.  The first of these details will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., along a school bus route in the northeast sector of Killeen.

Citizens are encouraged to comply with all laws, and asked to pay particular attention to their surroundings while operating a vehicle in proximity to a school bus. 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Suspicious Death on Wisconsin Drive.

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at approximately 10:43 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Wisconsin Drive in reference to a welfare concern.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a white female identified as Ann Smith Evans, 64, deceased. 

Evans was pronounced deceased at 11:47 A.M. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, are asking anyone who may have seen anything or have information about this investigation, 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
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Make Arrest in Reported Food Truck Theft.

On January 29, 2020, at approximately 1:40 PM, a woman called the Killeen Police Department to report that an unknown person had stolen her food truck.  Rosalind Edwards, 53, reported an unknown male driving a green truck towed her 2019 Concession food trailer from her driveway in the 3500 block of Dustin Court.   Edwards advised she tried to catch the person, but was blocked by an unknown person in another vehicle. 

An investigation into the alleged theft revealed the food truck had not been stolen.  It had been repossessed by the owner.  Edwards had not fulfilled her obligations with the owner when she purchased the food truck.  Edwards was aware the food truck had not been stolen, but had in fact been repossessed before she filed a police report with the Killeen Police Department. 

Detectives obtained a warrant for False Report to a Police Officer, issued by Justice of the Peace William “Bill” Cooke.  Killeen police officers arrested Edwards on Saturday, February 1 on the warrant and transported her to the Killeen City Jail.  Edwards was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Daryl K. Peters and he issued a $5,000 bond; Edwards has been released on bond.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the many citizens who saw the news reports and called in TIPS about the location of the food truck.

Commander Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department