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UPDATE: Victim in Killeen hit-and-run identified, no charges to be filed

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Oct 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-28 20:17:21-05

KILLEEN, Texas — UPDATE: No charges will be filed after the suspect of a fatal hit-and-run in October was located.

"The case was reviewed with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and no charges will be filed for the accident," said the Killeen police department on Monday.

The police department said the investigation has been concluded.

"The driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested on November 12, 2022, for the misdemeanor offense of False Report to a Peace Officer due to the information provided regarding the crash during the investigation," said the police department.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Around 9:12 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of South Fort Hood Street on reports of a crash involving a pedestrian, according to the Killeen Police Department.

Upon arrival, Killeen police said they discovered an unconscious male lying in the roadway. Killeen police said the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Kevin Roderick Gordon II.

At 10:22 p.m. that same night, police said the male victim was declared dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Killeen police report that the male pedestrian had been crossing Fort Hood Street at the time of the incident, going from the east side to the west.

Police said a greyish/black SUV-type vehicle heading northbound in the inside lane of South Fort Hood Street had initially struck the male pedestrian.

Killeen police report that the SUV failed to stop and render aid and fled the scene.

Witnesses on the scene have since reported to authorities that said SUV had no active headlights.

A second vehicle, also traveling behind the SUV, is reported to have struck the male pedestrian as well, Killeen police said.

Killeen police noted the second vehicle, a Nissan Murano, came to a stop.

Anyone with information regarding this fatality is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or by going online.

Killeen police believe the vehicle received front-end damage along with a broken headlight following the crash.