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KPD Investigates Shooting on Bacon Ranch Rd.

Killeen Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of Bacon Ranch Road.

Killeen Police responded to a shooting, at the 1200 block of Bacon Ranch Road, on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 12:01am. Upon the officer’s arrival, they found a 22 year old white male, in the parking lot, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to the Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital. The victim was taken directly into surgery and is in stable condition.

The name of the victim has been withheld due to the seriousness of injury.

The Criminal Investigations Division continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

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

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting on Botanical

Killeen Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of Botanical Drive.

Officers responded to a 911 call of shots being fired, at the 2300 block of Botanical Drive on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 5:21am. Upon their arrival, they spoke with witnesses in the area but were unable to locate a victim. At 5:36am officers were notified that their victim, a 28 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound, was dropped off at Metroplex Hospital.  The victim was subsequently transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

The preliminary information obtained by officers revealed that the victim was on Botanical Drive when he was shot.

The name of the victim is withheld at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

The Criminal Investigations Division continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

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

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Early Morning Homicide

Killeen Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Tidal Wave Dr.

Officers responded to the 4200 block of Tidal Wave Dr. at 1:42am, on Sunday, June 14, 2015, after receiving several 911 calls of shots being fired. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a 16 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound; he was unconscious and not breathing.  Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the victim deceased at the scene at 2:36am; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The name of the victim will be withheld.

The preliminary information that was received by officers revealed the suspect(s) drove slowly past the house and began shooting in the direction of the victim.

The Criminal Investigations Division continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this Homicide or anyone involved, 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.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Shooting on Jennifer Dr

Killeen Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of Jennifer Drive.

Killeen Police responded to a shooting, at the 2300 block of Jennifer Drive, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 11:08am. Upon the officer’s arrival, they found a 22 year old black male, in the parking lot, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to the Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black female and a light-skin black male drove up to the apartment complex. The male suspect approached the victim, demanded money and shot the victim; the male and female then fled the area in a blue car.

The name of the victim has been withheld due to the seriousness of injury.

The Criminal Investigations Division continues to investigate this incident and information will be released as it becomes available.

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

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Toddler Shooting

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Kern Drive involving a two year old child.

Officers responded to 807 Kern Rd. at 8:43am on Friday, December 05, 2014, after receiving a call from a mother who advised her toddler son had accidentally shot himself. Officers arrived to find the toddler suffering from a gunshot wound to his left thigh and chest area.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the child to the McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital in Temple in serious condition.  The mother told officers she was in the bathroom when she heard a loud bang; she went to the child’s bedroom to find him suffering from a gunshot wound. As officers were conducting the initial investigation they removed several other weapons from the residence.

The two year old victim underwent surgery to remove the bullet and is in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. The victim, his 1 year old and 7 year old sisters have been removed from the family and placed in custody of the Child Protective Services at this time.

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

The Killeen Police Department encourages everyone to be responsible when children and weapons are in a residence. Children are very curious and can gain access to places you wouldn’t think are possible.  Keep your weapons locked and out of reach at all times.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Homicide on Pine Dr.

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Pine Dr.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Pine Dr. on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5:30am, 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, an autopsy was ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate this homicide and information will be released as it becomes available.

There is no one in custody at this time and no suspect information; therefore we are asking for the community’s help.

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

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Identify Fallen Officer

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie.   Dinwiddie was an 18 year veteran of the Killeen Police Department and a member of the SWAT Team for 15 years of those years.

Detective Charles Dinwiddie

Detective Charles Dinwiddie

“Our community has suffered a great loss. Few people have touched the number of lives, in such a meaningful way, as Detective Dinwiddie. As a dedicated professional, his service to the Killeen community was with honor, courage, and unwavering loyalty. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time, says Chief Dennis Baldwin.”

On Friday, May 9, 2014, just after 5:30am, members of the Killeen Police Department Tactical Response Unit and the Bell County Organized Crime Unit were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant. The TRU was beginning to breach the window when the 49 year old male inside, opened fire striking four officers. Two of the officers who were shot, received minor wounds because they were shot in an area where their safety equipment protected them; they were treated and released at Scott & White Memorial Hospital.

Officer Odis Denton

Officer Odis Denton

Officer Odis Denton, a 9 year veteran of the department and an 8 year SWAT Team member, was shot in the femur. He was transported to the Carl R Darnall Army Hospital and later transferred to Scott & White Memorial Hospital. After undergoing surgery Officer Denton is in the Intensive Care Unit in good condition; he continues to recover successfully. Detective Dinwiddie received a life threatening wound to the face and was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and later transferred to Scott & White Memorial Hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. On Sunday, May 11, 2014, Detective Dinwiddie succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:14 pm by Justice of the Peace David Barfield. Detective Dinwiddie’s body will be escorted to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas on Monday, May 12, 2014, for an autopsy to be performed.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be released as they become available.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the members of the Temple and Harker Heights Police Departments and Scott and White Memorial Hospital for providing their phenomenal support to us during this very trying time.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Officers Shot on Circle M Drive

Killeen Police investigate early morning shooting of officers on Circle M Dr.

Members of The Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit and Bell County Organized Crime Unit were attempting to execute a search warrant at 1104 Circle M Dr. # C, at approximately 5:30 am, on Friday, May 9, 2014. As the officers were breaching the apartment the occupants inside opened fire on the officers; four officers were shot. Two of the officers were shot in an area were their safety equipment protected them and they were treated and released from Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Two other officers were transported to the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center and subsequently transferred to the Scott and White Memorial Hospital. One of the officers is a nine year veteran currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Scott and White and is in good condition. The other officer is an 18 year veteran, in the Intensive Care Unit at Scott and White Memorial Hospital; he is currently listed in critical condition.

A 49 year old male and 50 year old female were taken into custody and transported to the Killeen city jail.

Marvin Louis Guy

Marvin Louis Guy

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and complaints were returned charging Marvin Louis Guy with three counts of Attempted Capital Murder, his bond was set at $1,000,000 for each count.

The investigation continues involving the female and her name will not be released at this time.

The names of the officers will not be released at this time.

This case continues to be investigated and more information will be provided as it becomes available

Mayor Dan Corbin said “On behalf of the 134,000 residents of Killeen and on behalf of the Council, I offer condolences to the families of those officers who were shot, and pledge the full support of the community.”

City Manager Glenn Morrison said “We are deeply saddened by today’s events and hold our officers and their families in our prayers. The City of Killeen will remain united and strong in this difficult time. We pledge our unwavering support to our brave officers and their loved ones in the times ahead.”

Chief Baldwin said “The tragic events that unfolded have left the members of the Killeen Police Department and their families seeking answers to a senseless, destructive act.   The families of the injured officers are aware of the outpouring of love, prayers, and support from the Central Texas Community.  On behalf of the Killeen Police Department and the families of the injured officers, I would like to express our appreciation.”

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Wolf Street Shooting – Update

Killeen Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Wolf St.

Officers responded to 302 Wolf St. at 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in reference to a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located a 36 year old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest. The victim was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 2:47 a.m. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

UPDATE – April 30, 2014

The victim in the shooting has been identified as 36 year old SungJin Farris of Killeen.

Through the investigation detectives have determined that this was not a drive by shooting as earlier reported and they continue to interview witnesses and possible suspects.

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

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Wolf Street

Killeen Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Wolf St.

Officers responded to 302 Wolf St. at 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in reference to a drive by shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located a 36 year old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest. The victim was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 2:47 a.m. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

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

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division continue to process the scene at this time.

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

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

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department