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Killeen Police Investigate an Aggravated Robbery on Frontier Trail

Killeen, TX (January 9, 2023): Officers were dispatched at approximately 8:45 p.m. to the 4600 block of Frontier Trail in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers that a black male approached him at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, phone and vehicle.  The suspect then fled the area in the victims vehicle, a Honda Civic.

At approximately 9:09 p.m., officers located the vehicle near Stan Schlueter Loop and Mesa Drive and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect driver refused to stop.  The vehicle sped off westbound on Elms Road and officers pursued the vehicle.  The driver attempted to turn southbound on Trimmier Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.  No injuries were reported.  

The impact on the utility pole caused a power outage in the area and Oncor is currently on scene making repairs. 

This case is active and charges are pending review with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police investigate a crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Officers were dispatched to Interstate 14 at approximately 10:01 p.m., in reference to a multiple vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a SUV was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on I-14, when the driver struck a disabled vehicle that was on the side of the roadway. An 18-wheeler, that was also traveling eastbound in the inside lane, attempted to take evasive action, struck the SUV and the edge of the bridge, causing it to overturn.

No injuries were reported.

The City of Killeen and TXDOT are currently taking part in cleanup efforts and are expected to be completed by mid afternoon.

The eastbound lanes continue to remain closed. We will update the community once the area is open.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 35-year-old male.

On December 24, 2022, at approximately 2:07 a.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 3300 block of Hereford Lane. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers administered life-saving measures until paramedics arrived on scene to assist.

The victim, Clint Demetri Jones, succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman, at 2:44 a.m.

No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the twenty-second Murder victim in the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, especially the persons who were on the area when officers arrived, 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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony for 11-Year-Old Boy

Killeen, TX (December 14, 2022): On Thursday, December 15, 2022, the Killeen Police Department, along with the Belton Police Department, Harker Heights Police Department and Copperas Cove Police Department, will host a special swearing-in ceremony for Devarjaye Daniel. Devarjaye was diagnosed with brain and spine cancer at age 8 and one of his dreams is to become a police officer. His mission is to be sworn in by as many law enforcement agencies as possible and we are excited to help him fulfill his dream.

Please join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Killeen Police Department Police Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd., Killeen, Texas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate the Hit and Run Fatality of a 39-year-old Female

Killeen, TX (December 5, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating a Hit and Run of a 39-year-old female.

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, at approximately 9:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a automobile vs pedestrian crash at S. Ft. Hood Road Street and West Lane.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female suffering from serious injuries.  Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. 

The victim, Latasha Suzanna Brenda Wright, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 10:43 p.m.

The suspect driver fled the scene in a light-colored pickup prior to the officers’ arrival. No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, 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 Hit and Run and there is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Texas Rangers Investigate an In-Custody Death

Killeen, TX (December 2, 2022): On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the Killeen Police Department made an arrest on a male who had multiple arrest warrants and was transported to the Killeen Police Department Jail. The warrants were for Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass x2, and Burglary of a Vehicle. The arrested male was identified as 46-year-old Wayne Joseph Dunlap. While awaiting arraignment, Mr. Dunlap was found unresponsive in his cell. Killeen paramedics responded and found no signs of life. Justice of the Peace Johnson pronounced Mr. Dunlap deceased at 1:46 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Texas Rangers was notified and are the lead investigating agency. Any further questions will be directed to Sgt. Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Hosts Recruiting Event

Killeen, TX (November 15, 2022): The Killeen Police Department invites you to attend a Recruiting Open House Event for all open positions in the department.

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, members of the department will be available to offer a “hands-on” recruiting event. Interested applicants in attendance will learn about our hiring process, academy, salary, and benefits. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with detectives, bike officers, physical fitness coordinators and other personnel.

The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Killeen Police Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd.

For more information contact Officer Wilson Lopez or Officer DeVonte Johnson at kpdrecruiting@killeentexas.gov.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Charges Suspect with Murder

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): The Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 49-year-old Raymond Cecil Kastner with Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Kastner setting his bond at $1,000,000. He is awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

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

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A STABBING AT THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY OF GREATER KILLEEN

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 69-year-old male.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the mosque located at 5600 State Highway 195. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a stab wound. A second male was located and detained.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a business relationship, and both attended the mosque. At the time of the incident occurred, both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, Muhammad Idrees Kahn, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.
This is the eighteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

This Murder investigation is active and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Stabbing at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 69-year-old male.

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the mosque located at 5600 State Highway 195. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a stab wound. A second male was located and detained.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a business relationship, and both attended the mosque. At the time of the incident occurred, both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, Muhammad Idrees Kahn, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.

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

This Murder investigation is active and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Fatal Bicycle Crash

Killeen, TX (November 5, 2022): Investigators with the Traffic Unit are investigating a fatal crash involving a 47-year-old.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, at approximately 7:39 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a bicycle and a car near the intersection of Florence Road and Brookway Drive. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located an unresponsive male lying in the roadway. Officers attempted to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived on scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the white Lincoln MKZ was traveling northbound on Florence Road when the bicyclist that was traveling southbound on the northbound shoulder, suddenly turned and entered the roadway in front of the sedan.

The bicyclist, Claborn Joiner, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 8:22 p.m.

The Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department