Tag Archive | murder

KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

UPDATE  (December 23, 2022):  One of the victims in this shooting succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.  Arreon Hughes, 18 years old, was pronounced deceased at 12:55 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Keith Reed.

Hughes is the twenty-first murder victim for Killeen this year.  Detectives continue to investigate this case.  There is no further information to release at this time.

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Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022):  Killeen Police are actively investigating an Aggravated Assault in which two adult males were shot.

On December 21, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Lisa Lane in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle that had crashed into a fence, and the vehicle appeared to have been shot multiple times. The vehicle was occupied by three adult males, and two of the males had gunshot wounds.

Killeen FD EMS arrived on scene and provided medical assistance. One gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White hospital in Temple, TX, and is currently in stable condition. The second gunshot victim was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White Hospital and is currently in critical condition. The suspect vehicle, a red in color SUV/cross-over type vehicle, was last seen fleeing westbound on Atkinson Avenue.  No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this crime, 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.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON STETSON AVENUE

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the murder of a 47-year-old female.

On December 22, 2022, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 700 block of Stetson Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim outside in an unfenced backyard of a residence.  The victim had an apparent fatal gunshot wound.  Kila Nanette Spencer, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 3:26 a.m.  No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the twentieth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this murder, 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 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 are actively investigating this case and there is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Primavera Lane

Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 34-year-old male.

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 5000 block of Primavera Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Stepheno Rashad Gibson, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 5:15 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

This is the nineteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has 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.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates a Murder

Killeen, TX (May 2, 2021): A unidentified male is deceased from an early morning shooting in the 300 block of 2nd Street.

On May 2, 2021 at approximately 3:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a 911 call about a shooting victim. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 4:16 a.m. on scene. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This the fourth 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

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

KPD Investigates Murder on Phoenix Drive

June 9, 2018

Killeen Police Investigate a Murder on Phoenix Drive.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 at approximately 2:44 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Phoenix Drive after receiving a 911 call about a cardiac victim not breathing.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a non-responsive, 29 year old female suffering from multiple wounds. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced the female deceased at 3:20 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

This case is currently under investigation and information will released when it becomes available. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this Murder, 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 or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Charges a Second Person for Pine Drive Murder

Killeen Police Charge Second Person in Bus Driver’s Murder.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Bell County District’s Attorney’s Office have been working together on this case and additional charges have been filed.  On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, an indictment was obtained on 64 year-old Jo Ann Wilbert, charging her with Capital Murder for Remuneration and Solicitation for Capital Murder for her involvement in the Murder of Christine Dailey Watkins.   Detectives had been working with Brevard County Sheriff’s Detectives, and traveled to Merritt Island, Florida.  Both agencies took Wilbert into custody without incident and she is currently in the Brevard County Jail awaiting extradition.

On October 1, 2015, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office issued a complaint charging 32 year- old Andrew Lenard Hardesty with Murder.  Hardesty is currently in the Bell County Jail awaiting trial.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Officers responded to the 1400 block of Pine Drive after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired in the area. Upon their arrival, they found a 64 year-old female in her driveway with a gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the victim, Christine Watkins, deceased at 6:05am.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

 

Killeen Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Killeen Police arrest Murder suspect in vacant apartment on Houston.

Rico DoyleOfficers responded to the 800 block of Houston on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 10:47pm, after receiving information about a suspicious person who had been seen hanging around the area.   The officers arrived and began checking the area; they located a black male inside a vacant apartment and detained him.  The male was then identified as Rico Doyle, the suspect who was involved in the murders on Gilmer St.

Rico Doyle was then taken into custody at 11:03pm and charged with Murder and two counts of Aggravated Assault. He is currently in the Killeen City Jail.

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

Further charges are pending as detectives continue to investigate this case. Information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Identifies Deceased Victims on Gilmer

Killeen Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Gilmer Street.

Officers responded to the 420 Gilmer Street at 3:22am, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after receiving numerous 911 calls of shots being fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located several people with gunshot wounds; two females were pronounced deceased at the scene and the other three, two males and a female, were transported to Metroplex Hospital and Baylor Scott and White Hospital.

The deceased female victims have been identified as 42 year old Kysha D. Edmond-Gray and 38 year old Deanna Louise Buster, both victims are Killeen residents.

All other victims are in stable condition and their names will remain withheld until further notice.

Killeen Police continue to search for Rico Doyle, who is wanted for Murder. Doyle is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about Rico Doyle’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with your tip anonymously 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 if your tip leads to the arrest of person responsible for this crime, you could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Victims from Godman Shooting

Killeen Police investigate Sunday night shootings on Godman.

Officers responded to a 911 call of a disturbance, on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 10:26pm, in the 1700 block of Godman. As officers were responding to the call, they were told that a male was armed and shots had been fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located several gunshot victims at 1706 Godman and were told the suspect had fled with his wife, back to his residence at 1710 Godman. Shortly thereafter shots were heard coming from inside that residence.  The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene and several attempts were made to speak with the male however they received no response. The TRU Officers made entry into the house at 12:26am and located the male and female deceased with gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as 31 year old Lydia Farina, 40 year old Larry Guzman and 28 year old Dawn Giffa. The suspect has been identified as 30 year old Fort Hood soldier, Atase Giffa.  The 41 year old female victim, who remains in critical condition at Scott & White Memorial Hospital, will not be identified at this time.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department