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.
Killeen News Now – The Killeen Police Department is refusing to release body-cam footage in the officer involved shooting death of martial artist and instructor Ralph Sebexen.
Devin Hill, an officer with the Killeen Police Department, shot 27-year-old Ralph Sebexen, a Killeen man, outside a convenience store on Fort Hood Street on April 5. Sebexen spent three weeks on life support before passing away on April 26. A public information request filed with the City of Killeen seeking body-cam and cruiser footage related to the shooting, was denied. On May 9, the office of the City Attorney for the City of Killeen responded to that request.
The City Attorney’s office intends to withhold the requested information pending a ruling from the Office of the Texas Attorney General.
“The City of Killeen seeks to withhold the information from public disclosure as it considers it to be protected by one or more of the exceptions (to the Texas Public Information Act) found within sections 552.101 through 552.154 of the Texas Government Code,”City Attorney Traci Briggs
The shooting of Sebexen is still under investigation by the Texas Rangers. The findings of that investigation will determine whether the shooting goes before a grand jury.
“Ralph Sebexen is still an active investigation and no further details are available at this time,”Sgt. Bryan Washko,
Public information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety
Killeen News Now – On Monday, Darren Lee Gibson Jr., 33, of Converse, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in the 27th Judicial District Court.
According to an affidavit, on Feb. 28, 2020, the Killeen Police Department was dispatched to a fast-food restaurant in the 1300 block of W. Stan Schlueter Loop to respond to a call about a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers were told to respond to a shots-fired call in the parking lot of a grocery store located across the street. At the restaurant, a witness told investigators that Darren Lee Gibson Jr., a former employee, was told to leave multiple times. Then he got in his vehicle and drove around the restaurant several times. Before leaving, he pointed a firearm at the witness. Gibson Jr. then went to the grocery store and discharged his weapon behind it. An off-duty KPD officer recognized Gibson Jr. and stopped him. An AK-47 pistol was found in his vehicle. The magazine was not at full capacity. A spent casing found behind the grocery store matched the live rounds in the magazine. Gibson Jr. pleaded guilty on Feb. 17 to a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was convicted on Class A misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury of a family or household member and resisting arrest, search, or transport. Gibson Jr. was sentenced to 5 years.
Killeen News Now – The Bell County District Attorney’s Office formally charged 17-year-old Ruben Joel Fuentes Jr. with two counts of Murder while investigation the double homicide that took place 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 response to a 911 call about a shooting. Upon arrival, they located two deceased people with gunshot wounds. Fuentes was subsequently taken into custody. Police have identified the female victim as 18-year-old Revierra Elizabeth Aline Gibson. The other victim is an unidentified 15-year-old male.
Killeen News Now – The Killeen Police Department is investigating a double homicide that occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Brook Drive.
The Killeen Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Brook Drive in response to a call about shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two people inside the residence with gunshot wounds. They were both dead. One person was taken in custody. The investigation continues.
by G. Smith
Killeen News Now – The Killeen Police Department was dispatched in response to a call involving a shooting and a wreck that injured a 10-year-old child on Saturday evening.
The incident occurred shortly before 5:20 p.m. near College and Dunn street. A green Ford Mustang was shot several times. Three people in the vehicle were injured. The driver of the Mustang collided with a vehicle parked in a driveway nearby, injuring a 10-year-old child. The child was airlifted to a hospital. The gunshot victims went to a hospital in Temple. It is not yet clear who shot at the Ford Mustang. No arrests have been made.