KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department has identified six suspects following gang activity over the Christmas holiday.
On December 27, Killeen PD officers, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the US Marshals Service - Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Task Force located a vehicle believed to have been used in the shootings in Killeen. Two adults and one juvenile were in the vehicle.
Twenty-year-old Devin Dayon Williams of Killeen and 19-year-old Devan Duane Groves were arrested for narcotics-related offenses.
Authorities say the investigation of any possible involvement of Williams and Groves with any of the shootings is ongoing.
On Monday, December 28, detectives presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney's Office for the drive-by shooting on Alma Drive that sent three to the hospital.
A complaint was returned charging 19-year-old Shyheim Khali Matthews of Killeen with aggravated assault. The district attorney subsequently issued complaints charging Matthews with three counts of aggravated assault.
On Tuesday, December 29, Matthews was observed in a vehicle with three other occupants. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
Police say the vehicle failed to stop. After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped near the intersection of Andover Drive and Baumann Drive.
Matthews and the three occupants took off on foot. Killeen PD detectives, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, and US Marshals Service - Lone Star Fugitive Task Force chased after the four.
Officers were able to apprehend all four and took them into custody without incident.
Four loaded handguns, one of which was stolen out of Killeen, and illegal narcotics were seized from the scene.
The three other occupants were identified as 23-year-old Deondray Trevonn Lumpkin of Killeen, 23-year-old Nathaniel Shineak Murph of Killeen and 22-year-old Aaron Mikale Warren of Killeen were arrested for evading.
Murph has been charged with evading in a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, and evading on foot. Lumpkin and Warren have been charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon. Authorities say charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana (4 oz. - 5 lbs.) are pending.
The stolen handgun was a handgun that was left in an unlocked vehicle in Killeen. The department is urging everyone to not leave firearms in unattended or parked vehicles, and to also lock all vehicle doors when the vehicle is unoccupied.