Monthly Archives: January 2023

Dallas officer, murder suspect injured in Oak Cliff shootout

A Dallas police officer is recovering after being shot in an exchange of gunfire with a murder suspect.

Officers from the Fugitive Unit were executing an arrest warrant when they located the murder suspect in a vehicle at 2500 Bahama Drive.

Officers gave verbal commands for the driver and passenger (murder suspect) to exit the vehicle. The driver followed commands and was detained by police. The passenger however exited the vehicle with a weapon and fired shots at officers, hitting one in the foot. The suspect was hit at least once.

Paramedics transported both to the hospital. The officer will recover; however, the suspect remains in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Driver crashes fleeing “street takeover” in Fort Worth; two killed

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Sunday evening near the intersection of White Settlement Road and Henderson Street.

At 11:07pm, Fort Worth FD and PD along with MedStar EMS responded to the location and located an overturned vehicle. The driver and a passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

Fort Worth police say the vehicle was involved in a street takeover racing event on University Drive near W. 7th Street and White Settlement Road. An officer responding to disperse the vehicles briefly activated his emergency lights, prompting the driver of the vehicle to flee. Officers did not engage in a pursuit.

Police believe the driver lost control and crashed while fleeing from the event.

The identities have not been released.

The crash remains under investigation.

Man discussing gun safety accidentally discharges firearm, kills woman, Fort Worth police say

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman at a north Fort Worth home.

At around 7:30am Sunday morning, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to an unconscious person at a home in the 3700 block of Neches Street. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased female with an apparent gunshot wound to her upper body.

Officers detained four individuals at the home for questioning. During their investigation, detectives learned a man and a woman were discussing gun safety when the man accidentally discharged the firearm, striking the woman. The 25-year-old female was pronounced deceased at the scene by MedStar paramedics.

Fort Worth PD has not released any charges in this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

NEW: Teenager killed in shooting at Fort Worth Whataburger

At 4:05pm this afternoon, Fort Worth police officers responded to a shooting at the Whataburger, 2401 W. Berry Street.

When officers arrived, they located two injured teenagers. MedStar EMS transported one 16-year-old male and one 17-year-old female to local trauma centers. The 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased. The female is reported to be in stable condition.

Homicide detectives are currently reviewing evidence to identify suspect(s) who fled the scene. Officials say the suspect(s) are high-school aged and knew both victims.

FWPD Chief Noakes says the situation started as a verbal argument and escalated to a physical fight and shooting.

Fort Worth ISD released the following statement:

“After dismissal, at around 4:00pm today, a shooting took place at Whataburger near Paschal High School. Two Fort Worth ISD students were victims of the shooting; and tragically, a male student did not survive his injuries. Fort Worth ISD continues to collaborate with the Fort Worth Police Department in this ongoing investigation. On Monday, the Fort Worth ISD will have support staff available for Paschal students and staff at the campus.”

The incident remains under investigation. If you know anything, you are asked to call 817-392-4330.

I30 closed in Mesquite as officers investigate double fatality crash

All lanes of westbound Interstate 30 are closed are Big Town Blvd while Mesquite police investigate a double fatality accident.

Mesquite Fire/EMS and Police responded to the collision at 3:37am this morning. When personnel arrived, they found an 18-wheeler had collided with a pickup truck.

One person was pronounced deceased at the scene. Paramedics transported a second individual to a local hospital where they were also pronounced deceased.

The investigation is ongoing. Drivers should anticipate significant delays in this area.

Child killed in Oak Cliff shooting

The Dallas Police Department says a child has died after a shooting at an east Oak Cliff apartment complex.

At 2:16pm, Dallas police officers responded to the Signature at Southern Oaks apartment complex, 3303 Southern Oaks Blvd, for reports of a shooting.

Investigators determined a fight between two juvenile females occurred in the parking lot of the complex. During the fight, one of the female juveniles retrieved a handgun and shot in the direction of the female she was fighting; however, the gunshot struck a male juvenile bystander.

The child was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The juvenile suspect ran away from the scene, but was later taken into custody at a nearby complex. Charges have not been released.

The incident is still under investigation.

Motorcyclist killed in Wylie crash

The Wylie Police Department says a motorcyclist died Sunday in a single-vehicle crash.

At 11:45am, Wylie Fire/EMS and Police responded to the intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd & S Ballard Avenue for a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival, Wylie officers determined the rider was deceased at the scene.

The motorcyclist has been identified as a 40-year-old man from Wylie.

The accident remains under investigation.

Criminal mischief investigation underway at Dallas Zoo, police say

The Dallas Police Department has started a criminal mischief investigation into the Friday disappearance of a Clouded Leopard.

As reported, Dallas police were contacted Friday by authorities at the Dallas Zoo regarding a missing Clouded Leopard. Officers assisted zoo personnel in the search for the animal which was located at approximately 4:40pm, several hours after the initial report.

Nova, the missing Clouded Leopard. Photo: Dallas Zoo

Further investigation determined a cutting tool was intentionally used to cut an opening in the fencing of the Clouded Leopard’s habitat. A criminal investigation was initiated after this discovery.

After discovering the cut fencing in the Clouded Leopard habitat, zoo personnel showed investigators a similar cut found at a habitat that enclosed a breed of monkey known as Langurs. All the Langurs were still inside their habitat and did not appear to be harmed, or in any danger. A criminal mischief offense was filed.

Langurs

The investigation is ongoing.

Argument leads to fatal shooting in Richardson

The Richardson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday evening at 901 S. Coit Road.

At around 6:50pm, Richardson police responded to a parking lot at the given address for reports of a shooting. They found a 20-year-old man deceased at the scene.

Detectives determined the victim and two others were involved in an argument that eventually led to the shooting. Officers quickly identified and arrested both suspects. They have been charged with Murder.

Police say all three knew each other.

The incident remains under investigation.

Man shot at apartment complex near UNT

The Denton Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred late Wednesday evening at an apartment complex near the University of North Texas campus.

At 10:18pm, Denton police officers and paramedics responded to a shots fired call at The Quarter Apartments, 1003 Eagle Drive. Officers found an open door at an apartment unit and notified occupants of their presence. They heard a man inside calling for help and immediately rendered medical aid to the conscious victim.

When paramedics arrived, the victim’s conditioned worsened and he slipped unconscious. He was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, but pronounced deceased as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified him as a 43-year-old man.

As of Thursday morning, the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. If you know anything about this incident that may be relevant to investigators, we ask that you please call Detective Tommy Potts at 940-349-8144. Or, you may provide an anonymous tip to Denton County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-388-TIPS.

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