The Fort Worth Police Department is currently investigating the end of a police chase and subsequent officer-involved shooting on northbound Interstate 35W between Interstate 30 and Highway 121. Hill County Sheriff’s Office and DPS were leading the chase.
Law enforcement was in pursuit of a vehicle on northbound I35W from the Hill County area at speeds in excess of 100MPH. During the pursuit, it was reported that the driver had a gun to the throat of a passenger inside the vehicle.
The pursuit came into Fort Worth and ended in a crash at I35W and Spur 280. All northbound lanes were closed while Fort Worth PD engaged in a standoff with the armed driver inside the vehicle.
Around 10-15 minutes after the police chase ended, at least two officers fired their weapons hitting the armed suspect. The passenger in the vehicle also sustained a gunshot wound, but it is unclear when the victim was injured. It is possible the victim was shot during the pursuit.
Traffic was heavily congested in the area due to the highway closure, which forced Fort Worth police officers to put the injured passenger into a patrol car and drive to JPS hospital. Their condition is serious.
The suspect was hit and has not been transported from the scene. Their condition has not been released.
No officers have been injured.
This is a very active situation. Expect a prolonged closure on northbound I35W while police agencies investigated this scene.
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred around 2:00pm this afternoon at a house in north Fort Worth.
At 2:14pm, emergency responders from Fort Worth FD and PD along with Medstar EMS were called to a house in the 8500 block of Steel Dust Drive. When crews arrived, they found three people with gunshot wounds.
A 5-year-old and 17-year-old have been pronounced deceased as a result of this incident. An 18-month-old was shot in the leg and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say multiple suspects drove up to the house and opened fire. After firing several shots, they fled the scene. A vehicle description has not yet been released by officials.
Expect heavy police activity in this neighborhood.
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred at the Temptations strip club, 12291 Camp Bowie W. Blvd just west of Fort Worth.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to a fight at the cabaret just after 4:30am. The fight spilled outside into the parking lot when a group of patrons exchanged gunfire with club security. During the shootout, a total of four people were injured.
Paramedics transported four gunshot wound victims to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
“This business has become a dangerous nuisance,” says Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn. “We’ve had several shooting incidents there over the last few years. This creates a dangerous situation for that community.”
Three arrests have been made, all charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
The Frisco Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday morning at the Frisco Dog Park, 5335 4th Army Drive.
According to officials, a woman and her ex were arguing over the ownership of a shared dog. As the ex and a family member retrieved the dog from the park, the woman fired multiple shots at them. Luckily, no one was hit by the gunfire.
Some of the rounds did hit vehicles causing damage.
When officers arrived at the scene, they arrested the 25-year-old woman and charged her with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Her bond sits at $100,000.
Anyone with information regarding this offense can contact the Frisco PD at 972-292-6010.
The Mesquite Police Department is investigating a tragic accident that occurred today at the intersection of 635 and Scyene Road.
Emergency responders were contacted by a family member of a driver who was reportedly swept away in her vehicle near the given location. Family members responded to the area where contact was last made. Mesquite firefighters and paramedics assisted in the search.
As the waters receded early in the afternoon, the vehicle appeared overturned and submerged under a bridge. Dive teams determined the lone occupant, an adult female, was deceased at the scene.
Heavy rains flooded many areas of east and southeast Dallas County. Some portions of Mesquite received nearly 10″ of rain within a few hours, resulting in a flash flood emergency.
The cause of this incident remains under investigation.
The Dallas Fire Rescue responded to a carbon monoxide explosive around 7:17pm this evening at the Radius Turtle Creek Apartments, 3604 Cedar Springs Road.
Officials say three workers were using a gas-powered pressure washer in the underground parking garage with little ventilation for the toxic fumes. There was a buildup of carbon monoxide in the underground garage and also throughout the five-story apartment building. Approximately 200 residents have been evacuated from the building.
Dallas Fire Rescue paramedics transported the three workers with potential CO poisoning to local hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.
Firefighters are working to ventilate the apartment building and parking garage to safely release the toxic fumes.
The Grand Prairie Police Department is now investigating a homicide after a vehicle crash over the weekend.
Back on Sunday evening, Grand Prairie Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scene along Interstate 30 near Belt Line Road.
Police say a passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on the highway when it collided with a disabled pickup truck in the main lanes of the highway. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 38-year-old male from Fort Worth.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the driver of the disabled pickup truck died from a gunshot wound prior to the collision involving the passenger vehicle.
Grand Prairie detectives are asking if anyone was traveling on IH-30 eastbound near Belt Line Road on Sunday, August 14th at around 9:15 p.m., and observed occupant(s) of a 2007 black Dodge Ram (similar photo below) interacting with another vehicle on the highway, please contact the Grand Prairie Police Department.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred earlier today near the intersection of Skillman Street and Audelia Road.
At approximately 12:44pm today, Dallas Fire Rescue and Police responded to a crash at the given intersection and located a driver shot dead inside the vehicle. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 18-year-old man.
Detectives have arrested a 17-year-old male and charged him with Murder. The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation.
Just before 7:30am this morning, Fort Worth FD and PD along with MedStar paramedics responded to the scene of an overturned school bus near the 5500 block of E. Rosedale Street near Stalcup Road.
When emergency responders arrived, they located an overturned school bus well off the roadway.
Police say a passenger vehicle and the school bus were traveling eastbound on Rosedale Street when the passenger vehicle made an unsafe lane change, causing the bus to jump the curb, roll over on its driver’s side, and slide several feet into a grassy lot.
The five persons on board, including three children, were not injured. They were able to escape utilizing the emergency door in the back of the bus.