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Killeen Police Investigate a Murder at Club Legends

Killeen, TX (October 18, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old male victim.

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located several victims in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers immediately started to provide first aid until paramedics arrived. Two males and one female were transported to Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition. A third male was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center also in critical condition.

One of the male victims, Darian Nelson Barlow, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 5:17 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

This is the fourteenth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021 and the second at this location.

In the past year, officers responded to at least 111 reported calls for service to this address which include; 15 disturbances, 11 shots fired, 2 fights, 2 aggravated assaults and 2 homicides. Ten (10) people have either been shot, stabbed, assaulted, or killed.

“Given the amount in reported violence in this particular location, we as the community, cannot allow this activity to go unchecked. The Killeen Police Department will use all the tools at its disposal to ensure the safety of our citizens,” stated Police Chief Charles Kimble.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, 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

KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (October 8, 2021): Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting at Conder Park.  

On October 7, 2021, around 6:38 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to Conder Park located at 810 Conder St. in reference to a shooting victim.  Officers arrived at Conder Park and located a crime scene, but all involved parties fled the scene prior to their arrival. 

Another call was received regarding a gunshot victim near Ft. Hood St. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.  Responding Officers located a female victim with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.  The female was transported by ambulance to Scott and White Hospital in Temple where she was treated and released.  Witnesses reported an altercation occurred at the park and shots were fired.  All parties left and the victim’s vehicle was involved in a traffic accident on Veterans Memorial Blvd near Ft. Hood St.  Killeen Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is actively investigating this case and will provide any updates.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Aggravated Assault, 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. 

Alex Gearhart
Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and the Community join Together for National Night Out

Killeen, TX (October 1, 2021): Community members are invited to participate in the annual National Night Out event.

National Night Out is a campaign that enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work.

National Night Out is designed to:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships
• Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

National Night Out is an annual event held on the first Tuesday in October. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Killeen and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

If you host a block party in your neighborhood, we encourage you to use the following hashtag. #KilleenNNO2021

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Pedestrian Fatality on Interstate 14

Killeen, TX (September 28, 2021): Investigators with the Killeen Police Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian fatality on Interstate 14.

On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to I-14 between mile markers 284 and 285, in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the male pedestrian was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes headed southbound when he was struck by a sedan, coming to a rest in the middle lane. The female driver of the sedan was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with minor injuries.

The victim, 34-year-old Christopher Nash, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 10:05 p.m.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Pedestrian Crash

Killeen, TX (September 28, 2021): Investigators with the Killeen Police Traffic Unit are investigating a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fort Hood Street in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at approximately 2:13 a.m. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 25-year-old male lying in the roadway near the entrance to MJ’s Bar and Grill. He was immediately transported to Baylor Scott & White in unknown condition. Witnesses told officers that the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid and continued driving northbound on Fort Hood Street.

At this time, officers are looking for a red in color car with damage to the passenger side.

The victim is currently in stable condition.

Investigators are asking anyone that may have any information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Traffic Unit at (254) 200-7904.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conducts a Railroad Detail

Killeen, TX (September 22, 2021): Killeen Police Traffic Unit partners with BNSF Police Department to enforce and educate the public about safety around the railroad tracks.

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, both agencies conducted a train detail at SH 195 and the railroad tracks to bring awareness to the community about railroad crossing safety and to enforce the Texas Transportation Code laws near this intersection. Vehicles frequently stop on the tracks or too close to them when the red light at SH 195 and Veterans Memorial Blvd. is activated. Upon illumination of the crossing signal, vehicles are required by law to stop immediately at the designated point.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the following violations occurred in the officer’s presence at this location.

• 40 citations were issued for Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Certain Places.
• 1 citation was issued for Illegal Tint

A total of 41 citations were issued.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Victim in Shooting Investigation Dies from Injuries

Killeen, TX (September 18, 2021): On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the victim, Francine Martinez, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 10:25 p.m.

This investigation is currently being reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office to enhance the current charge on the suspect.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (September 7, 2021): Killeen Police arrest 24-year-old in a late night shooting on Elms Road.

On September 4, 2021, at approximately 1:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of W. Elms Road in reference to a shooting victim. As officers were in route to the scene, they were advised that a gunshot victim was at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and was subsequently being airlifted to Baylor Scott and White in Temple.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit were able to identify the suspect in this incident. On September 5, 2021, the case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 24-year-old Nakealon Keunte Mosley with Aggravated Assault Family Member with a Deadly Weapon. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and set his bond at $500,000. Mosley was located and arrested. He is currently in the Bell County Jail.

The current condition of the victim is stable but critical.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigation

Killeen, TX (September 14, 2021): A 19-year-old male is in custody for a shooting investigation that occurred in April of 2021.

On April 22, 2021, at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers were in the area of North Gray Street and Church Avenue when they heard approximately three gunshots in the area when the dispatcher advised of a gunshot victim at a residence located in the 900 block of Brewster Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an 18-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition.

After several months of recovery, the victim was able to finally talk to detectives about the incident. Through the investigation, detectives were able to determine that the victim was picked up in a vehicle by the suspect and two other occupants to purchase a handgun, when the suspect fired a gunshot towards the victim. The victim was then thrown out of the vehicle and the suspects fled the scene.

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 19-year-old Demetris Donal Davis with Aggravated Assault with Bodily Injury with a Deadly Weapon. A warrant for his arrest was issued and on Monday, September 13, 2021, at approximately 8:50 a.m., Davis was located in the 3400 block of Barcelona Drive and was taken in custody without incident. He was transported to the Killeen City Jail.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Female Victim

Killeen, TX (September 10, 2021): The victim in this Murder has been identified as Alondra Santiago.

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

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A SHOOTING ON STARDUST

Killeen, TX (September 8, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old female victim.

Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Stardust Drive on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at approximately 11:25 p.m., in reference to a shots fired disturbance. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a white sedan in the roadway with a female driver suffering from a gunshot wound. She was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition.

The victim, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 2:20 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Keith Reed. 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.

This is the twelfth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, 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

Killeen Police Identifies 18-Year-Old Victim

Killeen, TX (September 10, 2021): The victim in this Murder has been identified as Cullen Gerard Sinclair Jr.

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

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A LATE-NIGHT MURDER

Killeen, TX (September 7, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old male victim.

On September 6, 2021, at approximately 11:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Westcliff Road in reference to a shots fired call.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a vehicle near an apartment building with a male driver suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim, 18, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 12:34 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at the scene.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This is the eleventh Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, 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