Killeen Police Respond to Arrest Video

Killeen, TX (December 20, 2021)

The Killeen Police Department is aware of a video circulating via social media in which a subject was arrested for interfering with or obstructing an officer.  On December 18, 2021 at about 12:40 a.m., Killeen Police officers conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant out of Lawton, OK for Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling.  Investigating Officers learned that there was a weapon inside the vehicle and were trying to determine if any other laws were being violated. 

While conducting their investigation, they were approached by an individual who interjected himself into the investigation by engaging with other individuals in the vehicle, distracting the officers, and creating a safety hazard for all involved parties.  The subject in question was arrested and charged violating Sec. 16-107 (Interfering with or Obstructing an Officer) of the City of Killeen Code of Ordinances.

The Killeen Police Department Code of Conduct requires our officers to preserve and protect the individual rights and freedoms of citizens.  Due to the public interest in this incident, we will be conducting an investigation into the matter.

Charles F. Kimble

Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Train/Pedestrian Fatality

Killeen, TX (December 20, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a BNSF train.

On December 19, 2021, at approximately 9:47p.m., Officers responded to the area of 38th Street and Commerce Dr. in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Officers located a deceased male on the 38th Street train bridge. Traffic investigators were called to the scene and a preliminary investigation showed a BNSF train was traveling eastbound approaching the 38th Street bridge. A male subject was observed on the train tracks on the bridge. The conductor attempted emergency braking procedures, but the train was unable to stop before striking the male.

The subject succumbed to the injuries sustained in this incident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 11:49 p.m. The deceased person is identified as 55-year-old Brent Steven Babcock.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Suspect from Domestic Assault

Killeen, TX (December 10, 2021) Killeen Police are investigating a felony domestic incident.

On Friday, December 10, 2021, officers were dispatched to the Day N Night Inn located at 6200 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in reference to a distressed female. Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that the female was involved in a violent domestic and the suspect was possibly armed.

Through the investigation, it was revealed that the victim had been violently assaulted by the suspect at the hotel, when she was able to get away and call 911. Due to the nature of the call upgrading to a felony domestic, the Tactical Response Unit was deployed. After several failed attempts were made for the suspect to come out, officers deployed gas into the room. The suspect exited the room, remained non-compliant and attempted to walk back into the room. At that point officers used less-than lethal force and took him into custody.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Continue to Investigate the Mall Shooting

Killeen, TX (December 8, 2021): Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are actively investigating the shooting at the Killeen Mall.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at approximately 7:17 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a shots disturbance at the Killeen Mall located at 2100 S. W.S. Young Drive. Multiple 911 calls were received from callers stating that they heard multiple shots inside the mall, prompting a large police and fire response. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located one victim and began to safely evacuate the patrons from the building.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect seen in these photos entered the mall and walked into one of the businesses. He approached the counter and discharged a black handgun, wounding one male. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction on foot. The victim was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

The victim is currently in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a medium build white male and was last seen wearing a white beanie, a white mask and gloves, and dark color clothing.

We are asking if anyone has any information or videos about this incident to contact the police department at 254-501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).

We would like to thank our law enforcement partners that include KISD Police Department, Harker Heights Police Department, Texas A & M Central Texas Police Department, Belton Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for their response and assistance.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct Traffic Detail

The Killeen Police Department will be conducting a special traffic detail on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 am. on Friday, December 3, 2021, on E. Veterans Memorial Blvd (BUS 190) between 38th St and Twin Creek Dr and E Rancier Ave (FM 439 between 38th St and Twin Creek Drive. This will include the side streets in and around those two main roadways. This detail is intended to educate the public (both pedestrians and vehicle operators) on the dangers of incorrectly walking on roadways as well as yielding to pedestrians for motor vehicles and enforcing Texas Traffic Code section 552.005 (Crossing at a Point other than Crosswalk). A secondary objective will be speeding enforcement in this area as higher speeds from vehicles compound the potential for more serious crashes with pedestrians.

The department has investigated seven (7) pedestrian related fatality crashes in 2021. In addition, there have been forty-four (44) other pedestrian related crashes this year with varying levels of injury. In all seven fatality crashes, the pedestrian has been the primary contributing factor (Fail to Yield Right of Way-Pedestrian).

The Killeen Police Department is committed to the safety of the community and wants everyone to be safe while out on the roadways of Killeen.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Murder Victim

Killeen, TX (November 24, 2021): The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Dominic Nicholson.

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

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Killeen, TX (November 15, 2021): Killeen Police are actively investigating the seventeenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

On Monday, November 15, 2021, at approximately 1:41 p.m., Killeen Police received a 911 call in reference to a male with an apparent stab wound in the 600 block of W. Hallmark Avenue. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in the parking lot of the apartment complex, when the suspect fired a gunshot at the victim. The victim was able to get away and seek help.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 4:03 p.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

We are asking if anyone has any information or videos about this incident to contact the police department at 254-501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477).

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no continued threat to the general public.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Hallmark

Killeen, TX (November 15, 2021): Killeen Police are actively investigating the seventeenth Murder in the City of Killeen.

On Monday, November 15, 2021, at approximately 1:41 p.m., Killeen Police received a 911 call in reference to a male with an apparent stab wound in the 600 block of W. Hallmark Avenue. Upon the officers arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in the parking lot of the apartment complex, when the suspect fired a gunshot at the victim. The victim was able to get away and seek help.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 4:03 p.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

We are asking if anyone has any information or videos about this incident to contact the police department at 254-501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS(8477).

We want to let the community know that this was an isolated incident and there is no continued threat to the general public.

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

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH ON STATE HIGHWAY 195

On November 14, 2021, at approximately 4:06 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 16900 block of State Highway 195 in reference to a fatality crash.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male in the center median area of SH 195.

Traffic investigators responded and the preliminary investigation revealed that a grey 2005 Infiniti G35 was disabled in the outside lane of northbound SH 195, north of the Lampasas River overpass. The driver of that disabled vehicle is believed to have exited and was standing near the vehicle in the roadway.  A grey 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound in the outside lane of SH 195 where it collided with the disabled vehicle and the pedestrian that was standing next to that vehicle.  After the initial impact, the grey Hyundai crossed over the center median and came to a rest facing north in the southbound lanes of SH 195.

The pedestrian, 24-year-old Brandon William Cepeda, was pronounced deceased on scene at 5:10 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

The driver of the grey Hyundai was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Murder Victim and Suspect

Killeen, TX (November 10, 2021): The victim has been identified as James Matthew Moten.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the victim and the suspect, his son, were involved in a domestic disturbance when the suspect produced a knife and assaulted his father. When the officers arrived and entered the residence, they located the victim deceased and the suspect suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect, Javeon Rondre Moten, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 9:46 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

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

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

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A DEATH INVESTIGATION ON SLADECEK

Killeen, TX (November 9, 2021) Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old male.


On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at approximately 2:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sladecek Drive in reference to a stabbing victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located one male suffering from a stab wound and was pronounced deceased at 2:53 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene. A second male, 18-year-old, was located suffering from a gunshot wound and he was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

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 Conduct a Death Investigation on Sladecek

Killeen, TX (November 9, 2021) Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 47-year-old male.

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at approximately 2:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sladecek Drive in reference to a stabbing victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located one male suffering from a stab wound and was pronounced deceased at 2:53 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at the scene. A second male, 18-year-old, was located suffering from a gunshot wound and he was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in critical condition.

This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

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