Tag Archive | killeen

Suspect from a Hit and Run Crash in Custody

Killeen, TX (March 5, 2021): One male is in custody after fleeing the scene of a traffic crash involving a police vehicle late yesterday evening. The police sergeant received non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, at approximately 9:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Trimmier Road and Stan Schlueter Loop to assist a Killeen Police Sergeant that was involved in a crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Police Sergeant was traveling northbound on Trimmier Road entering the intersection with a green light when a dark in color Dodge Charger traveling westbound on Stan Schlueter Loop, ran the red light, colliding into the patrol unit. The driver of the Charger fled the scene, failing to render aid. A short time later, officers were notified that someone was attempting to report a Dodge Charger stolen. Through the investigation, Traffic Investigators were able to identify the individual reporting the stolen vehicle was the suspect involved in the hit and run crash. The suspect was located and arrested for False Report to a Police Officer.

Traffic Investigators presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review and a complaint was returned charging 43-year-old Tajuan Carvell Brooks with Accident involving Injury-Fail to Stop and Render Aid. Brooks is currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Are Investigating a Murder on Watercrest

Killeen, TX (February 21, 2021): A 25-year old male victim is dead after being shot near a business in the 4400 block of Watercrest Road.

Officers with the Killeen Police Department were dispatched on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 2:13 a.m., to the Crew Hookah Lounge located at 4400 Watercrest Road in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. He was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, Anthony Newton, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:03 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

No arrests have been made.

This the second criminal homicide in the City of Killeen of 2021.

Detectives are asking anyone who may information about this Murder, 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department