UPDATE: Victim identified; additional info released regarding officer-involved shooting in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Police Department has released additional information regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred overnight Saturday. The shooting resulted in the death of a 28-year-old female.
As we reported yesterday, police were called to a house in the 1200 block of E. Allen Ave for an “open structure” call. A neighbor called police to report the front door of a residence was open. New information indicates the neighbor called the non-emergency number to report potentially suspicious activity at the residence. The neighbor stated the lights inside the residence were on and the vehicles were there, but the front door was open and he had not seen the residents.
Two officers were dispatched to the scene at 2:25AM and arrived at 2:29AM. The officers parked nearby and approached the scene on foot.
One of the officers went through a fence to the back of the residence to investigate. As displayed on the body camera, the officer approached a window, shined his flashlight inside, quickly stated for the occupant inside to display her hands, and fired a single shot.
The shot struck the resident. Officers rendered medical aid, but she was pronounced deceased. She was shot while inside the bedroom. Police have already released that the female was inside her own house.
A weapon was recovered from inside the residence, but information regarding that firearm has not been released. Although a weapon was recovered from the room, information to indicate the female was potentially wielding it has not been released at this time. It has also not been released whether the officer spotted the firearm when shining his flashlight into the window.
There are still many more details to be released regarding this investigation.