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Killeen Police Investigate Drive-By BB Gun Shooting

Killeen, TX (January 14, 2022): Killeen Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in a shooting involving a BB gun.

On December 30, 2021 at approximately 1:33 p.m., a group of males in what appears to be a white Kia Soul, drove past the victim in the 400 block of Atlas Ave. firing several shots from a BB gun, striking and injuring the victim.  The last four digits of the license plate are possibly 8148.

The actual suspect vehicle was captured on video.  Video Stills are included below.  Detectives are requesting assistance from the public identifying the suspect vehicle and suspects in this crime.  We are also asking anyone else who may have been a victim of these suspects to contact the KPD Criminal Investigation Division at 254-501-8830.

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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Fort Hood Street

Killeen, TX (January 14, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating a shooting incident.

On January 13th, 2022, at approximately 7:03 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Fort Hood St. and Rancier Ave. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a 20-year-old male and an 18-year-old female who both sustained gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital by helicopter.  The female is in stable condition and the male is in critical condition.     

Preliminary investigation indicated the two victims were traveling in a vehicle northbound in the 700 block of S. Fort Hood St.  A black sedan pulled next to the victims and fired shots at the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect vehicle turned east on Hallmark Ave. and the victim continued north.  

 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.

There is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Death Investigation

Killeen, TX (January 8, 2022) Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old male.

On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at approximately 2:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 22nd Street in reference to a welfare concern about a male who had not been heard from in a few days. Upon the officers’ arrival, they made entry into the unlocked residence after no answer at the door and located a deceased male. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim deceased at 3:42 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this incident, to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800 or 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.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate an Early Morning Murder

Killeen, TX (January 6, 2022) Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old male.

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at approximately 1:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Obok Restaurant & Club located at 2815 of S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a male lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition. Officers were then notified that a female victim was at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with minor injuries from this incident. She was treated and released.

The victim, Roderick Pollard, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 6:10 a.m., by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8800 or 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.

Detectives with the Homicide Unit continue to actively investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Four Individuals During Traffic Stop

Killeen, TX (January 5, 2022) Four males are currently in custody pending charges.

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of S. Fort Hood Street on a white Chevy pickup, occupied by four males, for a traffic violation.

The preliminary investigation revealed that while officers were conducting their investigation, an armed subject exited the vehicle and fled on foot. One of the officers observed the handgun in the suspect’s hand, he drew his duty weapon and a foot pursuit ensued. The officer repeatedly gave several commands to the suspect to stop and drop the gun. The suspect approached a fence and during the course of jumping it, he kicked the officer’s hand, causing his duty weapon to discharge. The suspect was located and arrested near West Lane and Jennifer Drive. He was transported to the Killeen City Jail. No injuries were reported. The other three males were also placed into custody and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

While officers and detectives conducted a search of the vehicle, they located two handguns and illegal narcotics.

This incident is currently under Administrative Review by the Killeen Police Department Internal Affairs Unit.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate this incident and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Clarifies News Article

Killeen, TX (January 1, 2022): The Killeen Police Department would like to clarify on a news article posted by the Killeen Daily Herald on Friday, December 31, 2021, about a committee wanting to decriminalize marijuana in the City of Killeen.

The news article stated that Ms. Shirley Fleming, one of the committee organizers, invited Police Chief Charles Kimble to attend this meeting, however, it did not state that Chief Kimble declined the invitation. In fact, he declined the invitation on several occasions. No member of the Killeen Police Department will be in attendance.

We want the community to know that department does not support to decriminalize marijuana and we will continue to follow the statute, Texas Health and Safety Code 481.121 – Possession of Marijuana, which is the Texas State Law.

Ofelia Miramontez Public Affairs Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Two Suspects in Shooting on Jasper

Killeen, TX (December 31, 2021): Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit arrest suspects in the shooting on Jasper.

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at approximately 9:55 a.m., officers with the Killeen Police Department responded to the 900 block of W. Jasper Road in reference to a male who had been shot after several 911 calls were placed. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a 16-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was conducting a business transaction arranged online and was meeting the suspect in the side parking lot of a business on W. Jasper in his vehicle. When the suspect attempted to steal the items, he pulled out a handgun and discharged it at the vehicle; causing the victim to receive a gunshot wound to his face. The suspect, along with two other males who were with the shooter, fled on foot. A search in the area for the suspects was conducted when the Killeen Police Department’s K9 Unit tracked the suspects to a nearby house. Two individuals were located and arrested. They were transported to the Killeen City Jail.

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, the case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging, 19-year-old Eric Lavaughn Bonner Jr. with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The second suspect was released pending investigation.

The victim has since been released from the hospital.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the Bell County Constables Office for their assistance with this investigation. Also, the Killeen Police Department would like to remind everyone about our Safe Exchange Zone located at the Killeen Police Department Lobby at 3304 Community Blvd, Killeen TX. The lobby has a police officer assigned 24 hours a day and is a safe place to conduct your online business transactions.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or any information about this Aggravated Assault, 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Looking for Vehicle and Person of Interest in Cardinal Ave. Murder

UPDATE:  Killeen, TX (December 22, 2021):   The Killeen Police Homicide Unit is looking for a vehicle seen on the night of the murder.  The vehicle sought is described as a dark in color four-door sedan with obvious driver’s side damage.  The vehicle was driven by a person described as a black male with a light complexion.

If located, please call Killeen PD at 254-501-8800 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).  Do not attempt to confront the occupants in the vehicle. 

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Killeen, TX (December 21, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating overnight shooting death.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Officers responded to the 700 block of Cardinal Ave. in regard to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased 23-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the head.  This is the 18th murder this year in Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 2:39 a.m.  Judge Cook ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The victim in this case is identified as Amos Jeremiah Goff, 23. 

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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct Death Investigation

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of Killeen man.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Officers responded to the 1700 block of Windward Drive in regard to a disturbance and an unresponsive subject.  Upon arrival, Officers located an unresponsive 44-year-old male in the residence.  The subject was transported to Seaton Medical Center in Harker Heights where he succumbed.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the subject deceased at 9:53 p.m.  Judge Cook also ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The decedent in this case is identified as Carl Fischer, 44.  Preliminary investigation indicates that Fischer became unresponsive during a domestic disturbance with other members of the household.  There is no apparent cause of death at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Murder on Cardinal Ave.

Killeen, TX (December 21, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating overnight shooting death.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 1:57 a.m., Officers responded to the 700 block of Cardinal Ave. in regard to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased 23-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the head.  This is the 18th murder this year in Killeen.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 2:39 a.m.  Judge Cook ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The victim in this case is identified as Amos Jeremiah Goff, 23. 

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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department