KILLEEN, Texas – A man is in Killeen Police custody after fleeing the scene of a traffic crash involving a police vehicle on Thursday evening. The police sergeant received non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Trimmier Road and Stan Schlueter Loop to assist a Killeen Police Sergeant involved in a crash.
The preliminary investigation revealed the Police Sergeant was traveling northbound on Trimmier Road entering the intersection with a green light, when a Dodge Charger traveling westbound on Stan Schlueter Loop ran the red light, colliding into the patrol unit. The driver of the Charger fled the scene, failing to render aid.
A short time later, officers were notified someone was attempting to report a Dodge Charger stolen. Investigators were able to identify the individual reporting the stolen vehicle was the suspect involved in the hit-and-run crash. The suspect was found and arrested for False Report to a Police Officer.
Investigators presented the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review, and a complaint was returned charging 43-year-old Tajuan Carvell Brooks with Accident involving Injury-Fail to Stop and Render Aid. Brooks is currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment.
The investigation to this crash is ongoing.
Source: Killeen Police Department