Monthly Archives: July 2021

Two men shot, one fatally, during fight at Kroger gas station in Irving

The Irving Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this morning at the Kroger gas station, 7505 North MacArthur Blvd.

At around 8:40am, Irving police officers were called to the area after reports of a shooting. Emergency responders located two people with gunshot wounds.

Investigators say both men were shot during a fight. It is unclear what led to the altercation.

Paramedics transported both men to Baylor Grapevine hospital, where one was pronounced deceased.

The investigation is in its early stages; therefore, additional information is not being released.

Thanks to Courtney Henry for the scene photo.

UPDATE: The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as a 41-year-old man from Flower Mound. No additional information has been released.

Body recovered from Trinity River near Fort Worth’s Panther Island

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in the Trinity River.

At around 11:00am this morning, multiple emergency responders were called to the area of Viola Street after there were reports of a body in the water.

A body was pulled from the Trinity River, not far from the Panther Island Pavilion.

No identity has been released. Fort Worth PD is investigating.

UPDATE – The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has publicly released the man’s identity as a 43-year-old man from Fort Worth. Unofficial reports indicate the man may have been homeless. Police are continuing their investigation.

Motorcyclist killed in crash after running red light, Frisco police say

The Frisco Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this morning at the intersection of Stonebrook Parkway and Legacy Drive.

At around 9:30am, Frisco Battalion 2, Squad 2, Engine 4, Medic 1, Medic 3, and Frisco Police responded to the intersection for a major crash involving a motorcycle.

Based on the initial investigation, the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Stonebrook Parkway when the rider ran a red light and collided with a vehicle.

Paramedics transported the rider to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle were treated for minor injuries.

Two teenagers killed in shooting at Arlington apartment complex

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon at the Artisan at Rush Creek apartment complex.

According to Arlington police, officers responded to the apartment complex around 1:30pm after there were reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two teenage male shooting victims. They were both transported to a local trauma center, but pronounced deceased from their injuries.

A third teenager was also shot, but left the scene and got into a car. Officers found him and he too was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Witnesses observed 1-2 other people flee the area.

Detectives think this may have started as a disturbance at a nearby business.

Additional information will be released later tonight.

Woman shot and killed in parking lot of Richardson Tom Thumb

The Richardson Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred around lunchtime today in the Tom Thumb parking lot, 819 W. Arapaho Road.

Officers received a 9-1-1 call that a man had walked up to a vehicle in the parking lot and firing several shots. He then drove away from the scene.

The shooting victim was located inside the vehicle and transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as a woman.

Richardson detectives believe the shooting suspect and victim knew each other.

Detectives are working on additional leads.

Man with fake bomb strapped to chest arrested after attempted carjacking at Dallas office building

The Dallas Police Department has released additional information regarding the standoff situation at the Central Expressway office building this afternoon.

At 5:32pm this evening, officers responded to a possible carjacking situation in the parking lot of a high rise office building near 4100 North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue.

It was determined that the carjacking suspect and victim got into a fight when the attempted theft took place. The victim produced a fake gun and ran into the office building to alert security. The suspect followed and got into another fight with the victim and security guards.

Dallas officers responded to the scene and took the carjacking suspect into custody. When the suspect was in handcuffs, he informed officers that he had something on him. The officers lifted the suspect’s shirt and observed what appeared to be an explosive device strapped to his chest. Officers retreated and called for immediate assistance from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and SWAT teams.

EOD and SWAT responded to the scene and subsequently determined that the device was not real. The suspect was taken into custody again and transported to a hospital for medical evaluation. He is expected to be charged with Robbery and Hoax Bomb.

Thanks to Smash da Topic for the scene photo.

Dallas officer hit and dragged by suspect vehicle

Two Dallas police officers have been injured, one potentially seriously, during a traffic stop in the Oak Lawn area.

At around 3:43pm, two Dallas police officers pulled over a driver in the 3000 block of Cotton Belt Avenue just off the Dallas North Tollway.

A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for warrants. As the officers approached the driver, he accelerated and struck one the officers. He then dragged the officer with the vehicle before crashing it into the patrol car, injuring a second officer.

The officer who was hit and dragged was transported to a local hospital with injuries. The second officer was injured, but not transported to the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

House explosion in Plano may have been intentional, police say

The Plano Police Department and Fire Department are continuing their investigation into the house explosion late Monday afternoon in Plano. Investigators now say the explosion may have been intentional.

At around 4:30pm on Monday, multiple 9-1-1 callers reported an explosion at a house in the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive. When emergency responders arrived, they located significant damage and immediately went into rescue mode.

Multiple ambulances were requested to the scene for multiple people injured.

A total of six people were transported to area hospitals, some with serious injuries.

Authorities say one person was inside the house when it exploded. A next door family of five were injured as well.

Investigators have determined the most likely cause was a small gas leak. They have been working with ATMOS to determine additional details surrounding the event.

Plano Police now say the explosion may have been intentional. They believe it was an isolated event and the general public is not in danger.

No other information is available. Updates will be posted here.

Photo: @BrettBostrom

Two adults, seven kids hurt in Parker County crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash that occurred earlier today along Farm to Market Road 51 at Veal Station Road a few miles south of Springtown.

At around 10:00am, a 24-year-old SUV driver was traveling too fast for the wet conditions when she hydroplaned off the roadway and hit a utility pole.

Parker County ESD #1 firefighters, Life Care EMS, and multiple law enforcement all responded to the scene. Firefighters extricated one person from the wrecked vehicle. Life Care responded with four ambulances to transport all nine victims.

Authorities say a total of two adults and seven juveniles were transported to Fort Worth hospitals for medical treatment. The severity of their injuries is unknown.

FM 51 was closed for a portion of time while police cleared the scene.

Wrong way driver killed in six vehicle crash on I35E in Lewisville

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early yesterday morning along the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near FM 407 / Justin Road.

At 4:35am, Lewisville dispatch received 9-1-1 calls of a wrong way driver traveling north in the southbound lanes of the highway. Officers responded to the area and located a severe crash involving a total of six vehicles.

The wrong way driver was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver whose vehicle sustained the hardest impact from the head-on crash was seriously injured, but survived.

A heavy odor of alcohol was present from within the wrong way driver’s vehicle, Lewisville police say. Police identified him as a 40-year-old man from Mexico.

“Though intoxication has not yet been confirmed as a contributing factor in this event, impaired drivers remain one of the leading causes of death in wrong way driving crashes,” said Lewisville PD. During a recent TXDOT sponsored Impaired Driver Mobilization program, Lewisville officers arrested 52 drivers suspected of Driving While Intoxicated between June 25th – July 11th.  Lewisville PD is committed to continuing this level of enforcement to ensure the safety of our citizens travelling along our roads and highways.

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