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Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Onion Road

Killeen, TX (November 24, 2020):  The Killeen Police Department was called on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at approximately 10:50 p.m., to a residence in the 4900 block of Onion Road, in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim in the area suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was airlifted to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in critical condition. 

Through the investigation, Violent Crimes Unit detectives found that a domestic disturbance occurred between husband, wife and son at their residence.  The son was taken into custody, on scene, for the shooting of his father.        

The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on Sunday, November 22, 2020 and a complaint was returned charging 21-year old Mohammed Ali Qurashi with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Monday, November 23, 2020, and his bond was set at $100,000.  

Today, November 24, 2020, detectives were advised that the victim, 57-year old Qutub Uddin Qurashi, succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott and White Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 2:23 p.m. by Justice of the Peace GW Ivey.

Mohammed Ali Qurashi was transferred to and remains in custody at the Bell County Jail.  Detectives continue their investigation into this offense.

News Release Update: Victims Identified in Triple Homicide

NEWS RELEASE UPDATE: VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN TRIPLE HOMICIDE

Killeen, TX (October 26, 2020) 1:05 p.m.: The victims have been identified as Rodell Emmanuel Wallace, 29, Robin Renee Moses, 30 and Malcolm Jamal Laborn, 26.  Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue their investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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

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NEWS RELEASE:

Killeen, TX (October 24, 2020): KILLEEN POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A TRIPLE HOMICIDE

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, at approximately 12:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Blair Street in reference to a cardiac call.  Upon the officers’ arrival they were told by a witness that they were at the residence to check on the welfare of one of the residents.  That is when the witness looked through a window of the residence and noticed a person laying on the floor.  Officers entered the residence and checked the perimeter of the home.  They located two males and one female deceased from what appears to be gunshot wounds.  Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arrived on scene and pronounced the victims deceased. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.     

The names of the victim have been withheld pending next of kin.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.