Killeen News Now – The Texas Rangers are investigating the officer-involved shooting of a carjacking suspect that occurred on Sunday afternoon.
The Killeen Police Department was dispatched to the 3300 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday to respond to a call about a carjacking. KPD received another call from a different location, the AutoZone, on Veterans Memorial Boulevard at 2:45 about a man with a gun. The caller told the dispatcher a man with a gun had come to the store and was acting erratic. The caller described the vehicle that the suspect was driving. The description matched the description of the car taken during the carjacking 15 minutes earlier. Upon arrival at the auto parts store, officers observed the suspect waving and pointing a weapon. The suspect fled on foot and tried to take another vehicle. The occupants of that vehicle refused to get out, and the suspect resumed on foot. Officers flooded the downtown area attempting to locate the suspect. When officers arrived near Santa Fe and 10th Street, the suspect commandeered an unoccupied police vehicle with keys in the ignition. Officers warned the suspect several times that they would shoot him if he attempted to move the police vehicle. Moments later, officers fired at the car, and glass shattered.
The bullet-riddled patrol vehicle traveled some 100 feet along the railroad tracks, where it stopped. The suspect was apprehended and airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his condition was listed as stable.