Bryan Kenneth Downey

Bryan Kenneth Downey

The man who police said was shot by a Killeen officer Feb. 16 was having "a psychotic episode," according to an affidavit for arrest.

The man has been identified as Bryan Kenneth Downey, according to the affidavit.

Downey, 30, was shot after he charged at an officer despite her several requests to stop moving, according to the affidavit for arrest.

On Feb. 16, Killeen police responded to a call about a man yelling in the front yard of a home in the 2600 block of Cross Timeber Drive. When they arrived, officers spoke with Downey, who then laid down on the ground. He proceeded to get up, try and kiss his wife and walk off, according to the affidavit.

The officers and the paramedic "stood by for a minute," and then started walking back to the ambulance, according to the affidavit. Then, they heard the ambulance door close, and Downey had began to drive it away.

Downey didn't make it very far. He drove the ambulance into a parked car, then continued to go through the intersection at Cross Timber Drive and Ridge Haven Drive before he pushed the other car against a curb, police said.

An officer arrived on scene for backup, and went up to the ambulance to see what happened. Downey then got out of the ambulance and ran toward the officer, who shot him twice in the thigh, according to the affidavit. He then fell to the ground.

An officer who arrived as backup detained Downey and he was then brought to Scott and White Medical Center in Temple. 

Downey was held in the Bell County Jail on $200,000 bond as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He has previously been booked into the Bell County Jail on misdemeanor charges, according to to Bell County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Chuck Cox. He also was charged with the violation of a protective order in 2014.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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