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Killeen Police are investigating an early morning crash that occurred on Ft. Hood Road.

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Ft. Hood Rd. and Jasper in reference to a two vehicle crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, it was discovered that a silver Nissan Altima had been stopped at the red light in the northbound outside lane of Ft. Hood Rd. at Jasper when the second vehicle, a black Kia Forte, traveling northbound on Ft. Hood Rd. collided with the rear of the Nissan.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Dustin Corey Moore, the operator of the Kia, did not appear to brake or take other evasive maneuvers prior to colliding with the rear of the Nissan.  Donald Christian Adu Larbi the driver and Tanya Evette Perry the passenger of the Nissan were pronounced deceased on scene at 4:10 a.m. and 4:11 a.m. respectively on Sunday, November 19, 2017, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.  Moore, who was the sole occupant of the Kia, was transported to Darnell Army Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released if it becomes available.

 

Commander Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Shooting Investigation on Cedar Drive UPDATE

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, at approximately 2:10 p.m. Killeen Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Cedar Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in an ongoing dispute.  At the time of the incident, the two began a verbal altercation when at some point one of the subjects’ discharged a firearm at the victim.   The victim, 27 year-old Curtis E. Shelley of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 4:52 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences in Dallas.  Through the investigation detectives were able to identify the parties involved and the investigation is ongoing.  The case will be sent to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review.

UPDATE :  All subjects in this incident have been identified.  It was discovered during the course of the investigation that one of the parties involved is related to a Killeen Police Department employee, and therefore in the interests of transparency the Police Department has invited the Texas Rangers to review and assist in the progress of this investigation.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone who may have additional information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254- 526- TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also give an anonymous tip by downloading the P3tips app for IOS and Android.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this incident you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Commander Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Announce Safe Christmas Program

The Killeen Police Department will be providing extra patrols in our major shopping areas during the holiday season.  This event will run from November 17th through December 24th.   Shoppers can look for the Killeen Police Department’s Mobile Command Center in the major shopping areas on the weekends.  We will be posting the locations each week.  This will be an opportunity for you and your family to meet your community police officers, ask questions or obtain assistance.

 

We would like to wish everyone in the community a safe and happy holiday season.

 

Commander Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police are Asking for Assistance in Locating Antione Latrell Williams for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (In Custody)

 

 

The Killeen Police Department Special Victims Unit has been conducting an investigation into the allegations made by a 7 year old child.

A warrant for arrest was issued on October 18, 2017. Williams may be driving a black in color Nissan Sentra with the Texas license plate of JVW1488. Williams is known to frequently travel between Killeen and Lubbock.

Any information regarding the whereabouts of Williams can be reported to the Killeen Police Department or the Bell County Crime Stoppers tip line. Any tips submitted through the Bell County Crime Stoppers tip line that lead to an arrest may be subject to a cash reward.

The suspect is now in custody at the Bell County Jail.  The Killeen Police Department would like to express it’s appreciation for the support of the community, whose cooperation has assisted us in this investigation.

 

Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department is Asking for Assistance Related to a Robbery

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at 8:40 p.m., officers of the Killeen Police Department were dispatched to MetroPlex Hospital in reference to an assault alleged to have taken place 20 minutes earlier at Lions Club Park.

 

Upon the officer’s arrival, the victims advised the officers that they had been walking the exercise path at the park and they were returning to their vehicle when they were approached by 3 to 4 black males. The victims stated that as they were trying to enter their vehicle the suspects assaulted them and took a backpack from the vehicle.  The suspects could only be described as black males wearing sweatshirts, hoodies and basketball shorts.  Based on the victim’s statements, a report for robbery was filed by officers.

 

Detectives are asking that anyone who may have witnessed, or have knowledge of, this robbery to please contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips App for IOS and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

 

Cdr. Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department

Possible Rabid Bat Found in Killeen

For Immediate Release

 

On September 23, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a dog found a dead bat in the 2300 block of  E. Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.  The dog, a 14 week-old Chihuahua, brought the bat to its owner, who in turn brought it to Killeen Animal Services.  Following protocol, the bat was sent to The Texas Department of State Health Services – Laboratory Services in Austin for testing.  Animal Services was notified that the tests were inconclusive and must be treated as though they are positive.

This public notification is required in such cases.  There is no other evidence of rabies in the area.  Anyone observing a dead animal, one appearing sick or behaving strangely should contact the Killeen Police Department, Animal Services at 254-501-8800 immediately.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

The Killeen Police Department Conducts Traffic Detail in Conjunction with National Rail Safety Week

For Immediate Release

 

This week is National Rail Safety Awareness Week.  The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit, along with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police Department, worked a traffic enforcement detail today at the railroad crossing on State Highway 195 (Fort Hood St.)   Six Killeen PD Traffic Officers and one BNSF Special Agent participated in the detail and stopped vehicles for violations of the Texas Transportation Code pertaining to railroad crossings.  The detail began today at approximately 10:30 a.m. and was completed at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Forty vehicles were stopped during the detail and officers issued 53 citations for the following:

30 for stopping within 15 feet of a railroad track

5 for disregarding railroad signal lights (Official Traffic Control Device)

5 for stopping on the railroad tracks

13 for other non-hazardous violations (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, No Driver’s License, etc.)

 

The Killeen Police Department wants to remind the public to observe all railroad warning signs.  It is unsafe and unlawful to disregard warning signals and stop on or within 15 feet of the tracks.

Please drive safely.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department Investigates a Shooting on Reese Creek Road

For Immediate Release

 

On September 28, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Killeen Police responded to the 700 block of Reese Creek Road, near the Maxdale Road intersection, in reference to a man down call.  Upon arrival, officers met with a U.S. Postal Carrier who was delivering mail in the area.  The mail carrier reported that he was traveling westbound on Reese Creek Rd and observed the person lying in the roadway.  The male subject was deceased and had an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim is a black male, approximately 30 years old, and has not been positively identified.

The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.  An autopsy was ordered.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this case to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department Investigates an Aggravated Robbery of an Individual

For Immediate Release

 

On September 26, 2017 at about 7:34p.m., Killeen Police responded to an aggravated robbery of an individual the 1300 block of S. 2nd Street.  Reportedly, a 25 year-old male suspect was armed with a handgun and attempted to rob the victim.  The victim fought back against the suspect.  During the fight, the suspect fired a single shot that struck a nearby vehicle’s tire.  The suspect was also bitten by the victim’s dog during the altercation.  The suspect fled the scene while being pursued by witnesses.  The witnesses were able to direct responding officers to the suspect, who was taken into custody without further incident.  Officers recovered the suspect’s weapon and discovered it had been reported stolen in College Station, Tx.

 

The suspect was treated on-scene for the dog bite and transported to KPD Jail.  The case will be screened with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash Involving a Child

For Immediate Release

On September 24, 2017, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 800 block of Jeffries Ave.  Upon arrival, officers located a 5 year-old boy who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene.  The boy was transported to McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple by Killeen Fire Department Ambulance.  At this time, the severity of the child’s injuries are unknown, but they appear to be serious.

 

Witnesses reported that a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side was traveling southbound on Jeffries when it struck the child.  After striking the boy, the Charger stopped for a moment a couple of houses down.  A late-model red Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger that appeared to be traveling with the Charger stopped alongside.  After a few moments, both vehicles left the scene, southbound on Jeffries.

 

The crash is being investigated by the KPD Traffic Unit.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Officers are asking anyone with information regarding this crash to please call Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department