Muhammad Idrees Kahn
November 12, 2022
Killeen, TX (November 14, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 69-year-old male.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, at approximately 1:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing at the mosque located at 5600 State Highway 195. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male suffering from a stab wound. A second male was located and detained.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were in a business relationship, and both attended the mosque. At the time of the incident occurred, both individuals were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, Muhammad Idrees Kahn, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.
This is the eighteenth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.
This Murder investigation is active and there is no additional information at this time.
Muhammad Idrees Kahn, 69, was fatally stabbed at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen on Saturday, and one person was arrested in the case.
Kahn was in a “business relationship” with the suspect and both men attended the mosque, according to a news release issued by Killeen Police Department on Monday morning, The two men were inside the mosque when the suspect stabbed Kahn with a knife, police said.
According to police, Kahn was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 1:37 p.m.
The suspect, Raymond Cecil Kastner, 49, has been charged with murder. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson set bond at $1 million.
After detaining Kastner nearby the mosque, police read Kastner his rights, which he waived. He told officers that he “snapped” and stabbed Khan “one or two times,” according to the arrest affidavit.
An autopsy report stated that Khan had been stabbed 11 times and that seven of the wounds would’ve been fatal, according to the affidavit.
According to police, multiple witnesses to the stabbing said they saw a “long-haired man” repeatedly stab Khan, and another said they had seen the “long-haired man” in the area “several times recently,” the affidavit read.
Two of the witnesses identified Kastner as the man who had stabbed Khan after police detained him nearby, the affidavit read.
Security footage from the mosque confirmed the witness accounts.
Attached with the paperwork from Johnson’s office is a conditions of bond ordered by the court signed by he and Kastner. It states that if Kastner is released on bond, he is ordered to wear a GPS ankle monitor while he is out on bond.