Monthly Archives: October 2022

UPDATE: Retired Haltom City officer killed in house fire near Azle

At around 10:20am this morning, firefighters from the Parker County ESD 1 were called to the scene of a house fire in the 400 block of Hartley Way near Azle. When crews arrived, they located heavy fire showing from the house. One resident was unaccounted for. A 2nd alarm was called to the scene.

Firefighters started attacking the fire and searching the residence for the missing man. He was located a short time after in the garage of the home, where it is believed the fire started. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Haltom City Police Department announced the victim of this fire is retired Corporal Tony Miller.

“Corporal Miller joined the Haltom City Police Department in 1997 and retired after serving for 25 years. It is difficult to put into perspective the contributions this man made to our department and community during his long career. Tony started his career as a patrol officer and was later assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a detective. He promoted to the rank of Corporal and was assigned to numerous specialized units including Street Crimes which is an extension of CID, S.W.A.T., S.W.A.T. sniper, and instructed our department for many years as a firearms instructor.”

You can view the full statement here.

UPDATE: Two nurses killed by gunman at Methodist Dallas hospital

At around 11:00am today, multiple agencies including the Methodist Health System Police Department, Dallas Police Department, and Dallas Fire Rescue responded to an active shooter at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, 1441 N. Beckley Avenue.

A man armed with a gun shot two hospital employees on an upper floor of the hospital. A Methodist Health System police officer responded to the threat and shot the gunman at least once, injuring him. Both hospital employees were treated at the facility; however, their injuries were too severe. Both have been pronounced dead.

The suspect was transported to another hospital for treatment. His condition has not been released.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this shooting. There are unofficial reports that the shooting stemmed from an encounter in the Labor and Delivery floor of the facility.

Following a preliminary investigation, Methodist Health System Police arrested Nestor Hernandez, 30, for Capital Murder. Hernandez is currently on parole for aggravated robbery and had an active ankle monitor.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Motorcyclist killed in Lewisville crash

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Thursday evening at the intersection of FM 407 and N. Garden Ridge Drive.

Witnesses say a motorcyclist was riding in the right lane. When traffic began to slow down for the intersection, he moved over to the left land and proceeded through the intersection. At that time, a pickup truck was turning left onto N. Garden Ridge Drive. The motorcyclist struck the back of the pickup truck.

The motorcyclist was transported by Lewisville paramedics to Medical City Lewisville and pronounced deceased.

The pickup truck driver remained at the scene. Investigators are working to determine who had the green light and speed of both vehicles as factors in this crash.

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle at Richardson intersection

The Richardson Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of N. Collins Blvd and Municipal Drive.

At 9:07am, Richardson Fire/EMS and Police responded to the intersection for a two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Accident investigators say two SUVs were traveling southbound on Collins Blvd when one attempted to make an abrupt left turn from the center lane. This SUV hit the second SUV in the left lane, causing the SUV in the left lane to spin out and strike a pedestrian walking across Collins Blvd.

Richardson paramedics transported the 63-year-old female pedestrian to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The accident remains under investigation.

Man dies in Azle crash

The Azle Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this morning near the 1300 block of NW Parkway (199) near the Russell Feed Store.

At around 8:00am this morning, Azle Fire/EMS and Police responded to the scene for reports of a major accident. They arrived to find an SUV and an 18-wheeler involved in the crash.

Azle paramedics transported the 37-year-old driver of the SUV to nearby Texas Health Azle where he was pronounced deceased.

Lanes of NW Parkway were closed until around 1:00pm while police investigated the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Carrollton police officer killed in car crash while on duty

The Carrollton Police Department has announced a Line of Duty Death that occurred Tuesday evening along the westbound lanes of the President George Bush Turnpike near Josey Lane.

At around 10:00pm, Officer Steve Nothem was assisting another officer on a DWI arrest when his squad car was struck by a passing vehicle. Officer Nothem was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, and sustained serious injuries. Carrollton Fire Rescue and other officers provided life-saving measures on the scene and en route to the hospital, but he was pronounced deceased at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The driver who struck the squad car, identified by police as an 82-year-old man, was also killed in the crash.

Police officers from several North Texas agencies along with the Carrollton Police and Fire Rescue escorted Officer Nothem’s body to the Medical Examiner’s Office for a proper autopsy.

Officer Nothem leaves behind a wife and four children. He joined the Carrollton Police Department in March of 2020 after serving with the Grand Chute, WI Police Department. Prior to his law enforcement career, he served in the United States Marines.

This is the first Line of Duty Death for the Carrollton Police Department.

Bedford police officer hurt in rollover crash

A Bedford police officer has sustained broken bones following a crash this afternoon at the intersection of Central Drive and Highway 183.

Bedford Police and Fire/EMS responded to the crash at 1:45pm this afternoon. According to reports, a Bedford police vehicle overturned in the collision.

“The officer involved in the crash sustained some broken bones. However, we’re thankful he’s alert and receiving treatment for his injuries,” said the Bedford Police Department.

Northbound Central Drive and eastbound 183 service road lanes were closed while police cleared the scene.

The Colony Police find shooting victim in parking lot of their police station

At around 2:02pm this afternoon, The Colony Police Department responded to a parking lot at the Police Department headquarters for a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives believe the incident was an accidental, self-inflicted wound. They do not believe the shooting took place in the parking lot of the station.

Paramedics responded to treat the gunshot wound victim. His condition was not released by authorities.

There was heavy police activity in this area throughout the afternoon while detectives worked the scene.

Armed man shot by Southlake police is connected to North Richland Hills murder, police say

At around 12:30pm today, North Richland Police officers were dispatched to a gunshot wound victim outside an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Weyland Drive.

When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old man deceased on the scene. Eyewitnesses observed the suspect flee the scene in a dark gray colored sedan.

Detectives with the North Richland Hills PD and surrounding agencies quickly identified a person of interest in the homicide. Officers tracked down the person of interest in Southlake and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver pulled over into a parking lot along the eastbound Highway 114 service road near Carroll Avenue and brandished a firearm. Police say the man pointed the gun at officers, leading four of them to open fire. CPR was administered on the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. There is no update on his condition.

North Richland Hills police identified the person of interest as a 28-year-old man.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are working the homicide and subsequent officer involved shooting. We will provide any updates as we receive them.

Thanks to Michael Beard for the scene photo.

Police kill armed man during standoff at southeast Fort Worth home

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred overnight at a home on the southeast part of town.

At 11:00pm, Fort Worth officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 4000 block of Wiman Drive. A woman called 9-1-1 to report her adult son was damaging the house with a hammer.

When officers arrived, the adult son came to the door armed with a handgun. They called SWAT to assist with the situation.

The suspect’s mother was able to leave the house safely. At approximately 1:56am, the suspect was observed standing in the doorway of the residence pointing his weapon at an officer. The officer responded by firing his weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 29-year-old male.

The investigation is ongoing.

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