UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after being shot by driver in Azle
The Azle Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday along Highway 199.
At 12:24pm, Azle PD along with Fire/EMS units responded to the area of Highway 199 and Porter Drive for a major accident with shots fired. Crews arrived to find a critically injured motorcyclist who had been shot.
Paramedics requested CareFlite to the scene. The helicopter airlifted the motorcyclist to Texas Health Harris Fort Worth with life-threatening injuries. The motorcyclist, identified as a 43-year-old Azle man, did not survive.
Police say the rider was shot by another driver. They did not say whether the suspect driver stopped or continued on without rendering aid.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 817-444-3221.
Photo of CareFlite: Leon Smith