KILLEEN (Covering Katy) – The man wanted in connection with the robbery of a CVS pharmacy in Katy is clinically brain dead after being struck by multiple vehicles, including a responding police officer’s, in Killeen late Saturday night.
According to the Harris County Constable Precinct 5 officials, Darrel Glen Kees was seen staggering around, incoherent, in Killeen on March 18. When police arrived, he intentionally jumped into traffic and was clipped by a truck. He staggered, and as the patrol unit approached he intentionally walked in front of the car. He was vaulted into another lane where he was struck a third time. He is currently at a hospital on life support, clinically brain dead.
Precinct 5 investigators had been looking for Kees since the robbery of a CVS at 3080 South Fry Road at Westheimer Parkway around 7:30 p.m. March 6. According to reports, Kees allegedly walked into the CVS scratching his right arm with his left hand. He went to the pharmacy drop-off window and asked for a bottle of Norco 10/325, which contains the opiate hydrocodone.
When asked if he had a prescription for the drug, he said, “I don’t need one,” and pulled up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband. The pharmacy technician handed him the bottle, and the man left the CVS through the front door.
Saturday morning, March 18, Bellmead police saw Kees’ parked truck on a county road just north of Waco. The officer ran the license plates on the truck, and realized the owner was wanted. A short pursuit ensued, but the driver, assumed to be Kees, outran two units.