Killeen Police Arrest Two Suspects on Capital Murder Warrants

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at approximately 9:40 AM the Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit, operating in support of the Criminal Investigation Division, served two arrest warrants assisting the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The Task Force received information indicating that two suspects wanted for a homicide in Meridian Mississippi were potentially at an address in the 1100 Blk. of N. College St. in Killeen, Texas and requested our assistance in apprehending these two suspects.  The suspects in this case were Donshay Meundre Sanders 20, and Dystiny Denice Davis 25.  Both suspects had outstanding arrest warrants for Capital Murder and Armed Robbery as well as three counts of Attempted Murder.

Although both Sanders and Davis were reported to have very violent criminal histories, the Tactical Response Unit was able to locate, identify and arrest both subjects without major incident.  In addition to the apprehension of both murder suspects, three additional individuals were taken into custody during this operation as well as the recovery of four handguns, two of which have already been confirmed as stolen, and a quantity of narcotics.

 

The Meridian Star

“We do want to express our appreciation for the Killeen Police Department, the U.S. Marshals and the community, they played a big part in solving this case,” said Thompson, who also credited MPD investigators with tracking down the suspects.

Sgt. Dareall Thompson with the Meridian Police Department

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 Investigate Pedestrian/Vehicle Hit and Run Crash on S. Fort Hood Street

Officers responded to the 1600 block of S. Fort Hood St. on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:26 p.m., after receiving a 911 call telling them that two people had been hit by two different vehicles.  Upon the officers arrival they located a male and female lying in the roadway. The 28 year-old male was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital with life threatening injuries.  The 28 year-old female was transported Baylor Scott & White Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed the male was crossing the roadway east to west in the 1600 block of S. Fort Hood Street a couple of feet behind the female.  An unknown vehicle traveling southbound struck the male and fled the scene.  The female ran back to assist the male when a second vehicle that was traveling southbound, struck the female and the male.  This vehicle also fled the scene.

One of the vehicles may have been a maroon or red, 1990’s, model Toyota sedan.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is asking anyone who has information about these suspect vehicles involved in these Hit and Run crashes 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 these Hit and Run crashes, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Locates Wanted Man for Aggravated Robbery

October 30, 2017 – UPDATE

 The Killeen Police Department received information on the whereabouts of 17 year-old Lazarus Israel Duaquon Bush, who was wanted for Aggravated Robbery.  Today, at approximately 5:02 p.m., with the assistance of the United States Marshal Service – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Tactical Response Unit located Bush in the 2900 block of Cantabrian Drive.  Bush was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

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The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted us with this investigation. 

 

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Locating a Wanted Man

Killeen Police need help locating a wanted man who is believed to be Armed and Dangerous.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division have been conducting an investigation into a series of robberies that occurred between October 15, 2017 and October 27, 2017.  As a result of the investigation, a warrant for Aggravated Robbery has been issued for Lazarus Israel Duaquon Bush.

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Lazarus Israel Duaquon Bush is a 17 year-old black male, approximately 6’ tall and weighing 275 pounds.

Do not attempt to apprehend this wanted person yourself, as he is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!

Detectives are asking anyone who has information on Lazarus Israel Duaquon Bush whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips on IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for these crimes you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Local Agencies Conduct Search Warrant

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, detectives with the Killeen Police Department and the Harker Heights Police Department conducted a search warrant for narcotics in Harker Heights, with the assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Through the investigation, the Killeen Police Department received information about narcotic activity by the suspect.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana, multiple weapons and a large amount of US Currency. One suspect was arrested and transported to the Killeen City Jail.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be provided as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate an Overnight Fatality Crash on Elms Road

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approximately 11:34 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Elms Road in reference a 911 call about a crash involving a motorcycle.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying on the side of the road.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Elms Road.  The operator failed to negotiate the turn, leaving the roadway and striking the pole.  The male victim, 46 year-old Xavier La Monde Banks succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 12:40 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.  An autopsy has been ordered at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

UPDATE – KPD Executes Search Warrant for Narcotics

October 27, 2017 – UPDATE

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Ryan Anthony O’Neal was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown and set his bond at $100,000.  O’Neal will be transported to the Bell County Jail.

Killeen Police Department executes a search warrant at a local residence.

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:12 a.m., the Killeen Police Department Organized Crime Unit and Criminal Investigation Division, with assistance of the Killeen SWAT team, executed a narcotics search warrant in the 3900 block of Bur Oak Drive.  During the execution of the search warrant, Ryan Anthony O’Neal 19 was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail for an outstanding arrest warrant for Theft of a Firearm.  During the search of the residence detectives recovered an unspecified amount of narcotics and property stolen in a previous residential burglary.

One other person was in the residence and was released at the scene.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department