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Killeen Police Investigate a Murder

Killeen, TX (August 1, 2021): Killeen Police are actively working a Murder at a convenience store.

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 3:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Valero Convenience Store located at 3900 Trimmier Road in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located the store employee suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, 25-year-old Kentaro Cooper, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 4:39 a.m.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division seek a person of interest. The male is described as a light skinned male, and was last seen wearing a face mask, a beanie and was heavily dressed in multiple layers of dark colored clothing.

This the ninth criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or any information about this Murder, to contact 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.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Releases Person in Custody

UPDATE -NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON 42ND STREET

Killeen, TX (June 11, 2021): The person that was custody has been released pending further investigation.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON 42ND STREET

Killeen, TX (June 8, 2021): A 38-year-old male is deceased after being shot at a residence in the 300 block of S. 42nd Street.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, June 7, 2021, at approximately 12:34 p.m., to the 300 block of S. 42nd Street in reference to shots fired. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a domestic altercation when the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the victim.

The victim, Anthony House, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:08 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Through the investigation, one person was identified and detained at the scene. The suspect is awaiting formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.


This makes the fifth criminal homicide in Killeen.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Murder

Killeen, TX (May 2, 2021): A unidentified male is deceased from an early morning shooting in the 300 block of 2nd Street.

On May 2, 2021 at approximately 3:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:16 a.m. on scene. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This the fourth criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

Detectives are asking anyone who may 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.

The investigation to this Murder is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Murder

Killeen, TX (May 2, 2021): A unidentified male is deceased from an early morning shooting in the 300 block of 2nd Street.

On May 2, 2021 at approximately 3:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:16 a.m. on scene. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This the fourth criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

Detectives are asking anyone who may 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.

The investigation to this Murder is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Jennifer Drive

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at approximately 12:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Jennifer Drive in reference to a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers’ immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.  The victim was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The victim, 32 year-old Michael Cirilo, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:04 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, 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

Murder Suspect Located and Arrested

UPDATE – January 8, 2020

The Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, has identified the suspect involved in the Murder of 29 year-old Steven Christopher Guiles. 

A warrant for Murder was obtained and on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at approximately 12:00 p.m., with the assistance of the United States Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, 24 year-old Isaac Terrell Boston was located and arrested for Murder. Boston is currently in the Bell County Jail with a bond amount of $1,000,000.   

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Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on College Street.

On December 30, 2019, at approximately 7:34 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of College Street in reference to a 911 call about a gunshot victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a non-responsive male victim.  Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters pronounced the 29 year old, white male deceased on scene at 7:56 a.m.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The victim’s name has been withheld pending the notification of his 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