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KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

UPDATE  (December 23, 2022):  One of the victims in this shooting succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.  Arreon Hughes, 18 years old, was pronounced deceased at 12:55 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Keith Reed.

Hughes is the twenty-first murder victim for Killeen this year.  Detectives continue to investigate this case.  There is no further information to release at this time.

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Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022):  Killeen Police are actively investigating an Aggravated Assault in which two adult males were shot.

On December 21, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Lisa Lane in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle that had crashed into a fence, and the vehicle appeared to have been shot multiple times. The vehicle was occupied by three adult males, and two of the males had gunshot wounds.

Killeen FD EMS arrived on scene and provided medical assistance. One gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White hospital in Temple, TX, and is currently in stable condition. The second gunshot victim was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White Hospital and is currently in critical condition. The suspect vehicle, a red in color SUV/cross-over type vehicle, was last seen fleeing westbound on Atkinson Avenue.  No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this crime, 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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON STETSON AVENUE

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the murder of a 47-year-old female.

On December 22, 2022, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 700 block of Stetson Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim outside in an unfenced backyard of a residence.  The victim had an apparent fatal gunshot wound.  Kila Nanette Spencer, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 3:26 a.m.  No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the twentieth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

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

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen, TX (November 18, 2022): 31-year-old murder suspect has been located and arrested.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit presented this case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review and a complaint for Murder was returned charging Kenneth Lloyd Carter. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson issued an arrest warrant for Carter.

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Kenneth Lloyd Carter was located and arrested in Humble, Texas. Magistrate James Callan with the Harris County Criminal Court 4 arraigned Carter for Murder setting his bond at $250,000.

Photo courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Special Operations Unit, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, and the U.S. Marshals Lonestar Fugitive Task Force for their assistance with the apprehension.

This investigation is still ongoing and there is no additional information at this time.

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Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 34-year-old male.


On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 5000 block of Primavera Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Stepheno Rashad Gibson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:15 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

This is the nineteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Primavera Lane

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 34-year-old male.

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 5000 block of Primavera Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Stepheno Rashad Gibson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:15 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

This is the nineteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Bryce Avenue

Killeen, TX (November 10, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 21-year-old male.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 200 block of East Bryce Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived and started to perform life saving measures. He was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, Abkhir Abdel Neville, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace William Cooke at 11:26 p.m.

This is the seventeenth murder victim in the City of Killeen this year.

No arrests have been made in this case.

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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

FORT HOOD SOLDIER CHARGED WITH MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 21, 2022): Murder suspect is currently in the Bell County Jail.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were involved in a domestic dispute when he displayed a handgun and shot the victim. The suspect left the residence to Fort Hood where he was later detained by military police. Officers with the Killeen Police Department were notified, and they arrested the suspect and transported him to the Killeen City Jail.

The Killeen Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office. Michael Leonard Moore, 35 years-old, was charged with Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Michael Leonard Moore. He set his bond at $1,000,000 and ordered a GPS ankle monitor be installed should he post bond.

MICHAEL LEONARD MOORE

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still an active investigation, and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN ARREST MURDER SUSPECT

Killeen, TX (September 20, 2022): Killeen Police currently has one suspect in custody and is currently in the Killeen City Jail pending charges. The suspect is an active duty military soldier.

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still under investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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CORRECTION – NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the thirteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.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.

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

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.

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

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen, TX (September 20, 2022): Killeen Police currently has one suspect in custody and is currently in the Killeen City Jail pending charges. The suspect is an active duty military soldier.

The information on the victim, 34-year-old female, will be released once next of kin notifications have been made.

The case is still under investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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CORRECTION – NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the thirteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.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.

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

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.

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

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

Killeen Police investigate a Murder

Killeen, TX (September 19, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the fourteenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:56 a.m., to the 1100 block of Wales Drive in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located one victim who was deceased. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:00 a.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.

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

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.

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

Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Donohue

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