Charges filed against veteran involved in shooting with Killeen officer
UPDATED: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:32pm
KILLEEN, TX — Charges have been filed against the man who was shot by a Killeen police officer on Friday, April 4.
According to the Killeen Police Department, the shooting happened around 11:38 a.m. in the 4500 block of Golden Gate. Police were called for reports of a suicidal suspect at that location.
On arrival, police were attempting to talk to the man, who has now been identified as Titus Latchison, an Army veteran, at the home, but he was being uncooperative. As the officers continued to attempt to speak with him, he came outside of the home armed and began charging at one of the officers.
The officers commanded him to drop his weapon but he continued to charge an officer in a threatening manner. The officer was forced to defend himself by using deadly force. Latchison was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.
Latchison was then airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital where he underwent another surgery. He is listed in critical condition at this time.
Fortunately, there were no officers injured in this incident and the officer involved in this shooting was originally placed on administrative leave, as is protocol. However, that officer has now returned to duty.
Latchison is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.