The Dallas Police Department responded to a shots fired call last night in far north Dallas at 14800 Preston Road. Officers met with a 9-1-1 caller who stated that armed suspects in a vehicle had opened fire on him.
The man stated he saw the suspect vehicle “driving fast” and told them to slow down, at which point two occupants inside the vehicle brandished weapons and fired shots toward the man.
Police say the man, who is a licensed handgun carrier, pulled out his weapon and returned fire at the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle crashed into a building, causing extensive damage to a garage.
The suspects ran from the crash scene. It is unknown if any of them were shot during the exchange. The armed citizen was not injured during the shootout.
We received multiple reports of shots heard in the area, including one person on Twitter who reported she heard at least 11 shots.
The Arlington Police Department is investigating a major accident involving four vehicles along northbound Matlock Road just south of Interstate 20.
Police say emergency responders were called to the scene around 7:20PM. Four vehicles were involved in a serious collision. The crash was reportedly caused by a wrong-way driver. Three sedans and one SUV were involved in the crash; three of the vehicles sustained significant damage.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second person inside another vehicle was pronounced deceased at the hospital. A third person was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Two others were treated and released at the scene.
The Arlington Fire Department responded with multiple firefighters from Battalion 2, Truck 9, Engine 9, Rescue 9, Quint 6, Engine 6, and Engine 12. Multiple Arlington EMS paramedics were also called to the scene.
All northbound lanes are closed while police investigate the scene. The department’s Crime Scene van is on location to assist with the investigation.
Texas DPS is urging drivers to use extreme caution when driving while fatigued or sleepy after a crash that fatally injured a driver in Hill County earlier this week.
Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along Highway 174 near Hill County Road 1130 in Blum (Hill County) on Tuesday evening at 5:45PM.
Troopers say a sedan was traveling northbound on Highway 174 when it left the roadway, crashed into a culvert, and overturned into another culvert with water.
The driver was airlifted to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth via CareFlite. Police say the driver was critically injured in the crash. According to law enforcement, the initial belief is that the driver was possibly fatigued.
“If you feel sleepy, stop driving. Fatigue affects your reaction time, judgement, and vision, and can potentially lead to a crash,” says Sgt. Ryan Howard with the TX DPS.
The Dallas Police Department responded to a shooting this past Sunday evening at the Walmart, 15220 Montfort Drive in far north Dallas. A woman was found shot and killed at the store.
According to investigators, a man confronted a 22-year-old woman and others inside the Walmart store. The two went outside and started arguing. During the verbal dispute, the man, who is allegedly the ex-boyfriend of the woman, pulled out a gun and shot her. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The suspect fled the scene on foot. Detectives were able to identify the suspect using a Facebook photo and store surveillance video. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
While police were searching for him, he was found deceased in Greenville, TX east of Dallas. He has been identified as a 24-year-old male. It is unclear if his death was a criminal or intentional / self act.
Dallas Police continue to investigate the incident.
TxDPS Troopers are investigating two related major accidents involving multiple vehicles that occurred on Sunday evening in Johnson County.
Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene at FM 917 and Applewood Court near Lillian around 5:52PM this past Sunday evening. Three vehicles were involved in a crash, which resulted in a second two-vehicle crash.
According to law enforcement, three vehicles were traveling west on FM 917 when traffic slowed to allow for a vehicle to turn onto Applewood Court. Two of the vehicles slowed to a stop; however, the three driver failed to control their speed and crashed into the vehicles, causing a chain-reaction crash.
Soon after the first crash, two vehicles, also westbound on FM 917, were involved in a crash while driving up on the first crash. One of the vehicles was able to stop, but the second driver failed to control their speed, crashing into the back of the first vehicle.
Four (4) juveniles from a vehicle involved in the first crash were transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries. Two (2) juveniles from a vehicle involved in the second crash were transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries.