Crowley homeowner exchanges gunfire with attempted home invasion suspect; suspect killed
The Crowley Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday evening at a residence in the 1000 block of McDonald Drive.
Officers were originally called to a crash in the 1000 block of Wheatfield Lane. A 9-1-1 caller stated a vehicle had crashed into the fence of a residence. When officers arrived, they determined the driver had been shot. Crowley paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 36-year-old man from Fort Worth.
As officers worked the crash scene, they were also called to a home in the 1000 block of McDonald Street where the shooting reportedly took place. One person was found to be shot at the home. Paramedics transported the resident to a local hospital with serious, but stable injuries.
Detectives believe the driver of the vehicle was a home invasion suspect. The suspect and a homeowner on McDonald Street exchanged gunfire and both were shot. After shots were exchanged, the suspect drove off and eventually crash at the Wheatfield Drive location. Police say the victim and the suspect knew each other.
Officials believe this was an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing.