27-Year-Old Involved in Officer-Involved-Shooting Dies from Injuries

Killeen, TX (April 27, 2022): The Killeen Police Department was notified that the male involved in the officer involved shooting has succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Hill currently remains on non-enforcement duty.

Any further requests for information can be directed to the lead agency on this case, Texas Rangers, to Sgt. Bryan Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE OFFICER IDENTIFIED IN APRIL 5th OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (April 20, 2022): The Killeen Police Officer involved is identified as Officer Devin Hill, a 16-year veteran of the department. Officer Hill has returned to duty with the department.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE AND TEXAS RANGERS ARE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (April 5, 2022): At approximately 4:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Mickey’s Convenience Store located at 3200 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a 911 call about a disturbance. Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that an individual was causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the individual and an altercation ensued. Officers attempted to subdue him with their Taser and were unsuccessful. The altercation continued and the officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the individual. The male was transported by paramedics to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he is currently in surgery.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.

As per protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. Bryan Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Introduces New Mental Health Program

Killeen, TX (April 25, 2022): The Killeen Police Department in conjunction with the Killeen Branch NAACP and Texas A&M University-Central Texas will be launching a new mental health program in the City of Killeen.

The Killeen Police Department recognizes the seriousness and the complexities of mental illness in our society. Our mission at the Killeen Police Department is to serve our citizens who suffer from mental illness with quality, professional and compassionate service. Knowing this valuable information can give the officers the tools they need for a better approach to citizen interaction.

On Monday, May 2, 2022, the program, “Killeen Cares”, will launch at Texas A & M University in the Bernie Beck Founders Hall on the 1st Floor located at 1001 Leadership Pl from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. We invite the public and the media to come out and join us.
For additional information or any questions about this program, you can contact Sgt. Angela Mathews at (254) 462-6042 or by email at amathews@killeentexas.gov.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Officer Identified in April 5th Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATE NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE OFFICER IDENTIFIED IN APRIL 5th OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (April 20, 2022):  The Killeen Police Officer involved is identified as Officer Devin Hill, a 16-year veteran of the department.  Officer Hill has returned to duty with the department.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE AND TEXAS RANGERS ARE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Killeen, TX (April 5, 2022): At approximately 4:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Mickey’s Convenience Store located at 3200 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a 911 call about a disturbance.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that an individual was causing a disturbance in the parking lot.  Officers made contact with the individual and an altercation ensued.  Officers attempted to subdue him with their Taser and were unsuccessful.  The altercation continued and the officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the individual.  The male was transported by paramedics to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he is currently in surgery. 

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.

As per protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. Bryan Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Decedent Found in Nolan Creek

UPDATE NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE IDENTIFY DECEDENT FOUND IN NOLAN CREEK

Killeen, TX (April 19, 2022):  The deceased individual has been identified as Isaiah Jose Lozada, 22-year-old male.  Autopsy results are still pending as to the cause of death.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCT A DEATH INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (April 15, 2022): At approximately 4:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Ave. K where it was reported a deceased person was found within Nolan Creek upon the bank. When officers arrived, they did locate a person deceased and detectives were called to the scene.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the person deceased at 4:55 p.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives have recently arrived on scene and information is limited. Cause of death will be pending autopsy.

There is no further information.

Cdr. Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Death Investigation

NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCT A DEATH INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (April 15, 2022): At approximately 4:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Ave. K where it was reported a deceased person was found within Nolan Creek upon the bank. When officers arrived, they did locate a person deceased and detectives were called to the scene.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the person deceased at 4:55 p.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives have recently arrived on scene and information is limited. Cause of death will be pending autopsy.

There is no further information.

Cdr. Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conducts Traffic Safety Detail

NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCTS TRAFFIC SAFETY DETAIL   

Killeen, TX (April 8, 2022): Killeen Police conducted a traffic safety detail at four locations in Killeen that have had a high number of traffic complaints from citizens.  The intent of the detail was to increase public safety by bringing awareness to traffic law.

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Officers with the Traffic Unit and with the assistance of the Days A squad, conducted a traffic detail in the following locations throughout the day.

  • 1700 S. WS Young Dr. (Manor MS school zone) morning and afternoon
  • 3300 Clear Creek Rd. (Shoemaker HS school zone) morning
  • 3400 block E. CTE westbound
  • 3500 block E. CTE eastbound

During the detail, the following violations and arrest occurred in the officer’s presence at the listed locations.

  • 3 Warnings
  • 117 Speeding
  • 10 No Insurance
  • 1 License Invalid
  • 2 No Driver’s License
  • 2 No Seatbelt
  • 1 Fail to Signal
  • 3 Expired Registration
  • 4 Tint Violation
  • 1 arrest for outstanding warrants

Cdr. Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Traffic Fatality on Clear Creek Road

NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A CRASH FATALITY ON CLEAR CREEK ROAD

Killeen, TX (April 6, 2022): A 25-year-old male is deceased from an early morning crash.

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at approximately 12:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 4900 South Clear Creek Rd. in reference to a major crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two vehicles that were involved in the collision. 

The preliminary investigation showed a blue Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound in the inside lane. A black Jeep SUV was traveling southbound also in the inside lane in front of the Suzuki. The Suzuki failed to control speed striking the Jeep from behind.

The driver of the Suzuki, Yorluis Cruz, succumbed to his injuries on the scene and was pronounced deceased at 2:00 a.m., by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson.

This investigation is ongoing by the department’s Traffic Unit and no other information will be released at this time.

Cdr. Ronnie Supak

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police and Texas Rangers are Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Killeen, TX (April 5, 2022): At approximately 4:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Mickey’s Conveinence Store located at 3200 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a 911 call about a disturbance. Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that an individual was causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the individual and an altercation ensued. Officers attempted to subdue him with their Taser and were unsuccessful. The altercation continued and the officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the individual. The male was transported by paramedics to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he is currently in surgery.

The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.

As per protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave.

Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. Bryan Washko with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identifies Female Murder Victim

Killeen, TX (March 25, 2022): Killeen Police have identified the female victim as 18-year-old Revierra Elizabeth Aline Gibson.

On Friday, March 25, 2022, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and two complaints were returned charging 17-year-old Ruben Joel Fuentes Jr. with two counts of Murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson arraigned Fuentes and he set his bond at $1,000,000 on each Murder charge. Fuentes is awaiting transport to the Bell County Jail.

Ruben Joel Fuentes Jr.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE CONDUCT A LATE-NIGHT MURDER INVESTIGATION

Killeen, TX (March 24, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating the death of two people on Brook Drive.

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, at approximately 2:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Brook Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located two deceased people with gunshot wounds. One person was subsequently taken into custody.

Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced the 15-year-old male victim deceased at 3:26 a.m. and the unidentified female victim at 3:38 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This makes the tenth and eleventh Murder for the City of Killeen in 2022.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this incident, to call 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, 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 with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this Murder and there is no further information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Conduct a Late-Night Murder Investigation

Killeen, TX (March 24, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating the death of two people on Brook Drive.

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, at approximately 2:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Brook Drive in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located two deceased people with gunshot wounds. One person was subsequently taken into custody.

Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced the 15-year-old male victim deceased at 3:26 a.m. and the unidentified female victim at 3:38 a.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This makes the tenth and eleventh Murder for the City of Killeen in 2022.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about this incident, to call 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, 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 with the Homicide Unit continue to investigate this Murder and there is no further information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department