October 16, 2021
KPD Press Release
Killeen Police Investigate a Murder at Club Legends
Killeen, TX (October 18, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old male victim.
On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Club Legends located at 308 S. 2nd Street in reference to a shooting victim. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located several victims in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers immediately started to provide first aid until paramedics arrived. Two males and one female were transported to Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition. A third male was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center also in critical condition.
One of the male victims, Darian Nelson Barlow, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 5:17 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.
This is the fourteenth Murder for the City of Killeen in 2021 and the second at this location.
In the past year, officers responded to at least 111 reported calls for service to this address which include; 15 disturbances, 11 shots fired, 2 fights, 2 aggravated assaults and 2 homicides. Ten (10) people have either been shot, stabbed, assaulted, or killed.
“Given the amount in reported violence in this particular location, we as the community, cannot allow this activity to go unchecked. The Killeen Police Department will use all the tools at its disposal to ensure the safety of our citizens,” stated Police Chief Charles Kimble.
The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything, has any videos or any information about this shooting, to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no other information at this time.
Memorial held Monday for Killeen homicide victim
By Lauren Dodd | Herald staff writer Oct 18, 2021
More than three dozen family and friends released red and black balloons Monday evening in memory of Darian Barlow, 21, who died following a shooting early Saturday morning outside Club Legends in Killeen.
Barlow’s mother, Tammy Fagan, of Lampasas, attended the memorial at Club Legends Monday.
“I’m devastated,” Fagan said. “I lost my son, my baby.”
Fagan said Barlow was a father who’s original passion for football turned into a love of music in recent years.
“Music was his passion,” she said. “That was his dream now. He started having performances in some of these little places.”
The aspiring artist performed under the name YBeezo.
Barlow’s mother encouraged anyone with information into her son’s death to call the Killeen Police Department.
“That’s the problem right now, they don’t even know who to talk to,” she said. “Anybody who knows anything, contact the police.”
Music played in the background as candles were lit and balloons were released in memory of Barlow Monday evening.
“Nobody should have to bury their child,” she said. “I’ve heard people say that’s the worst pain they’ve ever felt; it really is.”
Barlow’s death marks the fourteenth homicide for Killeen this year and the second at Club Legends, according to KPD.
KPD said officers responded to “at least 111 reported calls for service” at Club Legends in the past year.