Carjacking Suspect Shot By Killeen Police

Carjacking Suspect Shot By Killeen Police

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.

KPD Says No To Body-Cam Footage Release In Ralph Sebexen Shooting

Ralph Sebexen Fatally Shot By Officer Devin Hill

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