The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating after a young child was killed in a dog attack this evening.
At around 5:07pm tonight, multiple emergency responders were called to a house in the 1400 block of Oak Grove Road after a family dog was reportedly attacking a young child in the backyard of the residence. Police say the child was a girl under the age of 5.
The child was transported from the scene in critical condition, and later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
The department’s Crime Against Children Unit is currently investigating the incident. Animal control has taken possession of the dog.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all first responders that responded to this call,” said Fort Worth PD Chief Neil Noakes.
The Mesquite Police Department has released additional information regarding the death of K-9 Kozmo, the police dog killed in the line of duty earlier this week.
It was determined that K-9 Kozmo’s death was caused by an assault; therefore, police have charged one of the suspects, a 16-year-old male, with Interference with a Police Service Animal (causing injury or death), a 2nd degree felony.
Mesquite PD and other agencies had just ended a police chase in the overnight hours of Monday when K-9 Kozmo was sent into a wooded area to track down the suspects. The suspects were later found and arrested, but K-9 Kozmo did not return. His body would later be found in the woods.
A police escort brought K-9 Kozmo’s body back to the Mesquite PD earlier today. A memorial service is still being planned.
“The Mesquite Police Department has been overwhelmed by the support of not only our community but also our law enforcement partners in this time of grief. Thank you to everyone involved today, your support means everything to us.”
The Denton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon along the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E near McCormick Street.
At around 1:45pm, Denton PD and FD/EMS were notified of a possible domestic situation on the highway. A man was seen shoving a bloody woman into a car on the highway. Officers arrived and found the woman, who had been shot. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital, but she was pronounced deceased.
Officers closed Interstate 35E after receiving reports that the man fled the area on foot. Their search led them to meet with a nearby resident who had helped the suspect call for an Uber. The resident was unaware that the man had just committed a crime.
The suspect was tracked through Uber and subsequently arrested by the Dallas PD when the Uber arrived at the destination. He has been identified as a 22-year-old male suspect, now charged with Murder.
The victim has been identified as a 19-year-old woman from Denton.
“We are thankful our officers acted quickly in this situation and were able to track the suspect even after he left the City limits. Additionally, we are grateful for our partnerships with the community and with Dallas PD, who directly contributed to this arrest. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim, who is not being identified at this time.” – Denton PD
The Irving Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body in a small residential lake at La Villita Lakeside and Landings’ Lago de Claire, located at 6727 Deseo.
On Tuesday of this week, 38-year-old Lashun Massey left for her routine walk between 5:00am and 5:30am. Family members said she usually returns home around 7:00am to get her kids ready for school. But on Tuesday, she had not shown up by 7:40am, so her husband called Irving police.
Officers immediately began a missing person investigation. They spoke to two people who saw a woman matching Massey’s description get out of the water and stand on a park bench at around 5:00am that morning. Acting on eyewitness information, the Irving Fire Department, assisted by other fire departments and the Texas Parks and Wildlife, responded with their water rescue / dive team to search the water. Nothing was located.
Additional dive teams, including one from the Texas Department of Public Safety, were called to the scene today to assist in the recovery efforts. At around 9:45am, emergency responders located the body. Police say the clothing description matched Massey’s when she was reported missing, but they are waiting for the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office to positively identify the body.
Irving police do not believe foul play was involved, but will wait on the autopsy to confirm.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Monday evening along FM 731 in Johnson County.
At 10:34pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along FM 731 at Cross Timber Road. Officials say a passenger car was traveling south on FM 731 when the driver struck a man who was walking across the roadway.
The man hit by the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 23-year-old man who lived at a house in the 2500 block of FM 731. It is believed the collision occurred in front of his house.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and was not injured.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman who reportedly confronted street racers at a southwest Dallas intersection.
At around 10:40pm, Dallas police were called to the intersection of Duncanville Road and W. Ledbetter Drive after street racers took over the intersection. Videos on social media show multiple vehicles peeling out and doing donuts in the middle of the street.
A woman walking along the sidewalk reportedly engaged with the group. One of the street racers pulled out a gun and fired shots. The woman was hit.
Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the scene, but the woman was already deceased. She has been identified as a 54-year-old woman.
Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Tabor with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3605, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference case #071868-2021.
Street racing and “take overs” are becoming a common occurrence in Dallas. Large groups of people and vehicles shut down intersections and perform stunts, maneuvers, and other dangerous activity. Police have kickstarted an initiative meant to crack down on these activities.
A Mesquite Police Department K-9 Officer, Kozmo, has died in the line of duty while tracking down multiple armed suspects from the end of a police chase.
Just after 2:30am, Mesquite police were assisting Balch Springs police in pursuit of a vehicle occupied by multiple armed robbery suspects. The pursuit ended in the area of Bruton Road and 635, when the suspects ran into a wooded area near the highway.
K-9 Kozmo was sent into the woods to help officers track down the suspects. The suspects were eventually located and taken into custody, but Kozmo did not return.
An extensive search for Kozmo ended around two hours later when he was found deceased. A necropsy and other testing is scheduled to determine the manner of death and more details will be released as they become available.
“It should be noted that our K9s are members of the MPD family. Kozmo was an amazing and loyal dog who gave his life in the performance of his duties. We ask everyone to keep all of our officers in their thoughts and prayers as we deal with this loss,” said Mesquite PD in a statement.
The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Sunday night at a house in Grand Prairie.
At around 10:00pm, police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2300 block of May Lane. They located a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the backyard of the home. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.
Detectives say a 37-year-old man “recklessly” displayed a firearm at the gathering and shot his friend in the chest.
The suspect was arrested and is currently being held at the Grand Prairie Detention Center on a charge of Manslaughter.
The victim has been identified as a 46-year-old man from Arlington.
The Tarrant Regional Water District Police Department is investigating an “unattended death” that occurred at Eagle Mountain Lake on Sunday afternoon.
At around 2:40pm yesterday, multiple emergency responders were alerted to a possible person floating in the water along the Eagle Mountain Lake shoreline near the 10000 block of Boat Club Road.
TRWD officers recovered the individual from the water, and performed life saving efforts on the man. Eagle Mountain firefighters and MedStar paramedics continued CPR while they transported him to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 69-year-old man from Fort Worth.
Officers later found the man’s watercraft in the area. An initial observation did not indicate a cause of the incident, police say. It is unknown if the man was wearing a life jacket.