Driver shoots, kills teen in White Settlement neighborhood after accusing him of breaking into vehicle

The White Settlement Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old male this morning in the 7600 block of Colton Drive.

At around 4:45am, the teen and his brother, a 15-year-old, were walking in a neighborhood when a man in a vehicle pulled up beside them and accused them of trying to break into his vehicle. The driver pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots, hitting the 16-year-old in the chest. He then sped off and was last seen turning left onto Ozona Avenue from Colton Drive.

Police were immediately called to the scene and began life-saving measures on the teenager. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.

Detectives believe the brothers were staying with a family member at a local motel less than a mile from the scene.

White Settlement detectives are still gathering information and conducting a neighborhood canvass to see if they can obtain additional information.

“We are asking anyone who lives in the area that has an outside camera to contact the police department so that we can obtain a copy of any video evidence, even if you live several blocks from the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L. Cook at 817-246-7070.

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