Monthly Archives: August 2021

Two men shot, one fatally, in Fort Worth’s medical district

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight near the intersection of W. Rosedale Street and Hemphill Street.

Just before 3:00am, Fort Worth officers were dispatched to the area and found a crashed vehicle with two men shot. The scene was located near the QT.

MedStar paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced one victim deceased at the scene. The second man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect(s) is not in custody at this time.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

Wrong-way motorcyclist killed in Lake Worth crash

The Lake Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the overnight hours at the West Loop 820 and Highway 199 interchange.

According to police, a motorcyclist was traveling the wrong direction on the eastbound 820 to westbound 199 cloverleaf when he was forced to lay the bike down to avoid hitting a vehicle. When he crashed, the vehicle struck him.

Lake Worth firefighters and MedStar paramedics responded to the scene, but the rider was already deceased on site.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has released his identity as a 29-year-old man from Haltom City.

The crash remains under investigation.

Man found shot dead in middle of south Fort Worth street

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred during the overnight hours in the area of the 6200 block of Finbro Drive near Westcreek Drive in south Fort Worth.

At around 12:54am, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to the area after someone called 9-1-1 and reported shots being fired in the area.

Officers arrived to find a man laying in the middle of the street. MedStar paramedics were called to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

A crime scene was established to conduct the preliminary investigation. At this time, no suspect(s) is in custody. The victim has not been identified.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating this homicide.

Thanks to Michael Beard for the photo.

Erratic driver critically injures pedestrian, hits police horse in downtown Dallas area

The Dallas Police Department arrested an erratic driver for a crash that occurred during the overnight hours in the downtown area.

At around 1:30am this morning, a man was driving erratically down Elm Street at a high rate of speed and rammed his car into another, occupied by two people who were not injured.

The suspect also hit and critically injured a pedestrian, police say. He also struck a Dallas police horse, but the horse was not injured.

The suspect’s vehicle became disabled near the 1400 block of Ross Avenue when the wheels came off the truck.

Police were able to take the driver into custody.

Federal authorities investigating fatal plane crash near Azle

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred this morning near the Flying Oaks Airfield south of Azle.

At around 9:00am this morning, multiple emergency responders from the Azle Fire Department, Lake Worth Fire Department, and Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of Silver Creek Azle Road and Confederate Park Road after there were reports of a downed plane.

Crews located an aircraft that had crashed near the airport. EMS originally called for two medical helicopters, but they were both disregarded at the Medical Examiner’s Office was requested to the scene. At this time, we can confirm at least one person has died in the crash. There were two people on board the aircraft, according to the FAA.

The FAA says it was a single-engine Aeronca 7AC that crashed.

The NTSB and FAA will release additional information regarding the crash at a later time.

Shoplifting suspect who shot at Dallas police helicopter arrested after standoff

The Dallas Police Department has arrested a man following a standoff during the early morning hours.

At around 12:30am this morning, Dallas police responded to a possible robbery in the 5300 block of Bernal Drive.

A security officer approached the suspect, who was shoplifting, and he pointed a gun at the officer. The suspect then ran away on foot and Dallas police were called for backup.

Dallas police encountered the man near the scene, who reportedly pointed the gun at his own head. He then fired several shots at Dallas Police Department’s Air-1 helicopter, luckily missing it.

Officers were engaged in an active foot chase with the suspect and closed down lanes of Interstate 30 near Loop 12 in west Dallas. SWAT was called in to assist with the apprehension of the man.

At around 3:30am, the suspect surrendered to SWAT officers in the 2500 block of Sea Harbor Road.

The 43-year-old man is expected to be charged with Aggravated Robbery and Assault on Public Servant / Attempted Destruction of Aircraft.

Couple arrested after fleeing fatal ATV crash near Eagle Mountain Lake

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Thursday night in the 6400 block of Peden Road near Eagle Mountain Lake.

At 10:43pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene at Peden Road and Paper Shell Way. Sheriff’s deputies located a Polaris all terrain vehicle that had crashed off the roadway. One of the occupants, a 50-year-old woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 59-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators determined that a pickup truck had been involved in the crash and fled the scene. Officers were able to track down the pickup at a nearby residence and take a man and a woman into custody for charges of Accident involving Death and Tampering / Fabricating Evidence, respectively.

The two occupants of the ATV lived on Paper Shell Way across the street from where the pickup truck and suspects were located, according to public records. It appears the victims of the crash and the suspects are neighbors.

Additional details are not available at this time.

Speed and wet road factors in fatal crash near Granbury

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on Tuesday evening along Highway 377 near Tolar in Hood County.

At around 6:52pm, multiple emergency responders from the Tolar FD, Granbury FD, Texas EMS, and DPS responded to Highway 377 near Campbell Road west of Tolar.

Authorities say the driver of a passenger vehicle was traveling at an unsafe speed for the wet highway when she lost control and hit an oncoming car head-on. The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as a 25-year-old woman from Granbury.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Gun found in student’s backpack during first day of Mansfield ISD classes

The Mansfield Independent School District and ISD Police Department are investigating the discovery of a gun found in a student’s backpack today at Ben Barber Innovation Academy.

Officials say campus administrators discovered the weapon during an unrelated incident. The gun was found in the student’s backpack outside the classroom.

“Mansfield ISD Police quickly responded to the situation and confiscated the weapon,” said the principal in a statement to parents. “No one was physically harmed.”

The gun was located at Ben Barber Innovation Academy, but the student was also present at Legacy High School for morning classes, according to the school’s principal.

“The incident has been handled, and the student in possession of the weapon has been arrested and charged with a felony. Please be assured that providing a safe environment for our students and staff will always be our top priority. We take these types of situations very seriously.”

Mansfield ISD is encouraging parents to talk with their children about school policy on unauthorized objects.

One person killed in 13-vehicle crash on I-30 in Rowlett

The Rowlett Police Department is investigating a multi-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one person.

At around 6:04pm on Monday evening, multiple emergency responders from Rowlett Fire/EMS and Police were called to the scene along westbound Interstate 30 near Horizon Road and the Lake Ray Hubbard bridge.

Officers arrived and found 12 vehicles and one 18-wheeler involved in the collision. Scattered vehicles and heavy debris forced closure of all westbound lanes.

Paramedics transported one adult man to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.

Two other people were transported to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

Westbound Interstate 30 was closed for approximately 5 hours while police investigated the scene.

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