Charges Filed Against Veteran Shot By Local Officer

A Central Texas Army veteran who remains in critical condition after he was shot as he ran toward local police officers while brandishing two knives has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

The scene of the April 4 shooting. (Photo by Nick Delgado/file)

KILLEEN (April 11, 2014) An Army veteran whom a Killeen police officer shot during a confrontation on April 4 and who remains in critical condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, authorities said Friday.

Titus Latchison, 35, has undergone several surgeries, police said Friday.

The officer who shot him, who was identified Friday as Kyle Moore, was placed on administrative duty, but has since been released to return to duty, police said.

Officers were sent at around 11:45 a.m. April 4 to a home in the 4500 block of Golden Gate Drive after a caller reported that a man was threatening suicide, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

As officers tried to talk with the man, he pulled out two knives and began to run at them, Smith said.

Moore fired his service weapon and shot the man, she said.

Latchison was taken first to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and was later transferred to Scott & White.


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