KPD Investigates Two Late Night Robberies

Killeen Police respond to two late night convenience store robberies.

Officers responded to the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 305 E. Stan Schlueter Loop on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at approximately 9:45p.m., after receiving a call that the store had been robbed.  The employee told officers that two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money; the suspects fled on foot westbound.

The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’3” tall, average build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

The second suspect is described as a tall slim black male and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana covering his face.

Officers were dispatched to the Super Quick Convenience Store located at 3101 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, after receiving a 911 call that the store had been robbed at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.   Upon the officers’ arrival, employees told them that a black male entered the store armed and demanded money.  The employees complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’4” tall, 190 pounds and was last seen wearing a yellow and black bandana covering his face.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Violent Crimes Unit, are asking if anyone has any information on these robberies or these suspects to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting on Dean Avenue

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Dean Avenue.

Officers responded to the intersection of Dean Avenue and 8th Street, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after receiving a 911 call about a shooting just after 5:00 p.m.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they were told the shooting victim had left the area.  The 27 year-old male victim was located in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue, suffering from gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was immediately airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital.

After speaking with witnesses, the officers were told that a gold vehicle approached the victim’s vehicle, when gunshots were exchanged. Both vehicles fled the scene. Minimal suspect information was provided.

The shooting victim is currently listed in critical condition.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Female Person of Interest has been Located

UPDATE

Sunshine Knopp has been located and detectives no longer need to speak with her.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Knopp.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police detectives are interested in speaking with a person about a shooting incident.

Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigations Homicide Unit are interested in speaking with a Sunshine Knopp in reference to a shooting that occurred at 702 Oak Hill Drive on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  They believe this individual has pertinent information pertaining to the circumstances and or suspects involved in this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Knopp, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the app P3 tips for IOS and Android phones.  All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case and will release further information as it becomes available.

 

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Needs Help Identifying a Female Suspect

Killeen Police are asking for the community’s assistance identifying a female suspect.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Redondo Drive in reference to a burglary of a vehicle.  The victim reported to officers that her vehicle was burglarized and a wallet, containing numerous credit/debit cards, and a checkbook were stolen.  Several of stolen checks have been cashed at the Stripes Convenience Store, located at 8089 W Trimmier Rd. in Killeen.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, General Crimes Unit, obtained a photograph of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify this female, or may have information about this suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Homicide Victim and Suspect

May 5, 2017 – UPDATE

The shooting victim from the Homicide in the 1200 block of S. Ft Hood Road has been identified as 29 year-old Travis James Granger, of Killeen.

Through the investigation detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspect in this case.  On Friday, May 05, 2017, the Bell County District’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and issued a complaint charging 27 year-old Keith Louis Marinnie, of Killeen, with Murder and Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest.  Killeen Police subsequently located and arrested him at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Old FM 440 Road at approximately 8:20 p.m. Marinnie was transported and booked into the Killeen City Jail.

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

Killeen Police responded to the 1200 block of S. Fort Hood Road on Friday, May 05, 2017, at approximately 9:23 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male victim in the wooded area behind the 7-11 Convenience Store, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the victim to Metroplex Hospital in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 11:08 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, 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 and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a morning Homicide

Killeen Police Investigate a morning Homicide.

Killeen Police responded to the 1200 block of S. Fort Hood Road on Friday, May 05, 2017, at approximately 9:23 a.m., after receiving a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a male victim in the wooded area behind the 7-11 Convenience Store, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the victim to Metroplex Hospital in critical condition.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 11:08 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

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

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are asking anyone who has information about this Homicide, 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 and Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information given is anonymous and confidential, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this Homicide, you could be eligible for reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

The Killeen Police Department responds to barricaded subjects

On May 1, 2017 at approximately 2:58 a.m., Killeen Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of Horizon Drive regarding a disturbance with a shot fired.  Upon arrival, responding officers located a 71 year-old female with a gunshot wound to her foot.  It was reported that there was a disturbance outside of the apartment building involving several subjects.  A single shot was fired from a handgun and the round entered an adjacent apartment through the door, striking the victim in the foot.

Patrol officers attempted to make contact with the subjects, who had retreated to a nearby apartment prior to their arrival.  The subjects barricaded themselves inside and the Tactical Response Unit was activated.   Officers evacuated nearby apartments and advised other residents in the area to shelter in place.

Shortly before 6:00a.m., negotiators were able to make contact with the subjects inside and convince them to come outside.  Four adults, three female and one male, as well as a five-month-old child came out of the apartment.  One of the females was arrested for outstanding misdemeanor warrants.  The other adults were questioned and released, but this case remains active.

The shooting victim was transported to Metroplex Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Vehicle Strikes Jasper Road Overpass

Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2017

Killeen Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving Jasper Road Overpass.

At approximately 12:13 p.m. on April 28, 2017, Killeen Police responded to a traffic crash on westbound US Highway 190/Interstate 14 at the Jasper Road overpass. Officers determined that a construction excavator being hauled by a tractor trailer was traveling westbound on the highway and struck the underside of the Jasper Road overpass as it passed underneath. Several large pieces of concrete fell on the roadway below. A minivan that was also traveling westbound was damaged by the falling concrete, but there were no reported injuries.

The Jasper Road overpass and all westbound lanes of the highway were closed while the crash was investigated. The westbound frontage road and intersecting cross streets were very congested for several hours while the crash was investigated and the overpass was inspected by TxDOT. Several minor crashes related to the congestion were reported.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected the tractor trailer and excavator. The driver of the vehicle was cited for multiple violations including an over-weight and over-height load.

As of 5:00 p.m., the Jasper Road overpass has opened to traffic. The highway below will remain closed until at least 6:30 p.m. while temporary repairs to the overpass are made.

Cdr. Alex Gearhart

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 28, 2017

The Killeen Police Department investigates an early morning shooting.

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 12:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to the College Park Apartments located at 1201 N. College St. in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, a gunshot victim was located outside of the complex.  The 22 year-old male told officers he was shot by an unknown suspect.

Officers canvassed the area and located the crime scene in the 100 block of W. Dean. No suspects were located.

The victim was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital and is currently listed in fair condition.  The KPD Criminal Investigation Division is investigating this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637. Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential; if your tip leads to the arrest of the person involved in this case you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

 

Cdr. Alex Gearhart

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Animal Services Unit Changes Hours of Operation

Effective immediately, Thursday’s hours of operation for the Killeen Animal Services Unit will change.  The new hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Killeen Animal Services Unit at 254-526-4455.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department