Monthly Archives: January 2020

Teenager found dead at park in Pleasant Grove

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at Crawford Park in the Pleasant Grove area of southeast Dallas.

Multiple Dallas police officers were called to the scene on Thursday morning just before 11AM regarding a deceased person found near the east tree line in the park. The victim was located and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as a 16-year-old male. He died from homicidal violence, according to police. A report indicates he was stabbed to death.

If anyone has any information regarding this murder investigation, please contact Detective Guy Curtis at 214-671-3633 or via email:

Young child dies in Euless crash

The Euless Police Department is investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred last night, Friday evening, in the eastbound lanes of Airport Freeway near Industrial Blvd.

Police say a disabled vehicle was struck by another vehicle. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene. Euless FD/EMS and Bedford PD also responded.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, a 4-year-old boy was transported to Baylor Grapevine from this crash scene, but was pronounced deceased at the hospital. At least one other child was also transported to the hospital.

Eastbound lanes of Highway 183 were blocked last night due to this crash.

The Euless Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

Teenager shot and injured at south Fort Worth Autozone

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting incident at the Autozone, 8636 Hulen Street.

Multiple police were dispatched to the scene just before 6:00PM this evening. One male was reportedly shot.

Officers arrived on scene and located a teenager shot in the lower torso. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two suspects are in custody, but it is unclear what led to the shooting.

The department’s Air-1 helicopter orbited the scene for about 15 minutes.

Additional details to be released.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies in Arlington crash

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a major accident involving a fatality that occurred Thursday night near Pantego.

Police say a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Bowen Road when a vehicle pulled out of a private business, causing a collision between the motorcycle and a vehicle.

The motorcyclist, now identified as a 54-year-old male from Arlington, was ejected from the motorcycle, and died at the scene.

Lanes of Bowen Road were closed just north of Park Row while police investigated the scene.

Man shot and killed at Richardson apartments during domestic disturbance

The Richardson Police Department responded to a shooting at the Beverly Apartments, 900 France Way, at 12:30AM this morning.

When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old male shot. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.

According to investigators, the man was there with his sister picking up her child from the father. At some point during the engagement, an altercation involving multiple relatives ensued, and the man was shot.

The incident remains under investigation.

Denton officer stabbed, suspect armed with cleaver and frying pan shot dead after overnight disturbance

The Denton Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred during the overnight hours in the 200 block of Inman Street.

According to officials, Denton police were dispatched to a disturbance at the given location just before 3AM. 9-1-1 callers reported a male armed with a frying pan banging on doors and knocking down lights.

Officers arrived on the scene and immediately began searching for the individual. During the search, the suspect emerged from an apartment unit armed with a cleaver (large knife) and the frying pan. He advanced upon officers, leading one of them to discharge a taser. The taser did not subdue the suspect as he continued to advance towards the officers. According to one law enforcement official, the suspect was “quoting scripture” as he advanced on the officers. The suspect did not comply with commands to drop the weapons, ultimately leading to the officer to shoot him.

Police called for EMS and began providing medical attention to the suspect. It was during this time that an officer was found to have been stabbed by the suspect. It is unclear exactly when the officer was stabbed.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. The officer was transported to the hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Lanes of I35E closed in the Lake Cities area due to serious crash

Lake Cities FD/EMS and multiple police are working a major accident involving at least two vehicles on southbound I35E at the Lake Lewisville bridge.

Firefighters have extricated at least one trapped person from one of the vehicles. A photo of the scene shows at least two vehicles with major damage.

TxDOT has been notified due to “major damage” across all lanes of the highway. All traffic is forced to exit off the southbound side of the highway and onto the service road. The crash occurred near the entrance to the Express lanes.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

Photo: Michael Beard

Multiple ambulances called to double-rollover crash with entrapment in Plano

At around 6:38PM this evening, Plano Fire/EMS and PD all responded to a major accident in the 2400 block of Preston Road and Park Blvd. This reportedly occurred in front of the Trader Joe’s.

First arriving units reported two vehicles were involved in a crash, both overturned. Bystanders were attempting to pull someone out of one of the vehicles.

Battalion 2, Engine 5, Squad 1, Truck 5 all responded to the scene with Medics 2, 7, and 12. Extrication was required for two trapped people.

Although EMS reported several patients were involved, it is unknown how many people were transported to the hospital.

Police investigating two people shot at school in south Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department responded to a “shots fired in the area” of 4630 McPherson Blvd just before 7:00PM this evening. This is at the North Crowley 9th Grade Campus.

Police confirm two people have been shot. One adult victim has non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim’s condition is currently unknown.

There is heavy police presence at the school while officers investigate the scene.

Additional details to follow once released by officials.

Photo: Michael Torres

Surepoint ER Centers certify 900 people in FREE CPR Training

Surepoint Emergency Centers across the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex helped certify 900 people in free CPR training during 2019.

Surepoint ER, an emergency care provider, operates a total of six (6) emergency centers across the DFW area. They offer FREE CPR training in adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as AED training and choking, for people ages 8 years old and up. The courses are held either on a week night or Saturday morning and usually last two hours. Snacks and a goodie bag are provided. Once the class is completed, each attendee receives a certification card which is good for two years.

“Teaching people to help save lives is our number one goal”, said Sasha Sessums, Republic EMS Regional VP of Business Development and CPR Certified instructor. “Partnering with Surepoint Emergency Centers allows us both to connect with the community to help educate and train them to possibly save a life through CPR. We started offering these FREE classes in 2018 and with Surepoint’s help, have certified 900 people so far! They have been a wonderful partner by providing the training space and assistance.”

Starting in February 2020, Surepoint and Republic will also offer FREE Heartsaver First Aid classes for people ages 8 and older. Each class will cover:

• First Aid Basics: Duties and key steps
• Medical, Injury and Environmental Emergencies
• Preventing Illness and Injury; Legal Questions

The certification is good for two years and at the end of each class, attendees will have a chance to win a complete First Aid Kit to take home.

Click Here to register for a FREE CPR and/or First Aid class through Surepoint.

Six Surepoint Emergency Centers in the Dallas – Fort Worth area offer modern emergency services, 24/7, with minimal wait time. Surepoint’s expert medical staff provides proper medical diagnosis for health issues such as minor injuries and fever to major cardiac issues and trauma situations. The facilities have multiple patient rooms, an in-house lab, X-ray and CT scanner. We offer efficient and effective emergency care with a personal touch. For more, click here.

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