Monthly Archives: April 2023

One person killed in after-prom party shooting in Fort Worth

Fort Worth police officers responded to a shooting in the 3500 block of NW 27th Street during the overnight hours.

Upon arrival officers located a male shooting victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. The victim was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, but did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Detectives found that there was a large party being held at the location when an argument broke out between the victim and the suspect. The suspect produced a weapon and fired multiple shots striking the victim at least one time. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of police and medical personnel.

Reports indicate this gathering was an after-prom party.

The Medical Examiner has not yet released the identification the victim.

Highway 171 reopened after fatality crash in Johnson County

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this morning on Highway 171.

At around 10:30am this morning, Grandview Fire Department, Rio Vista Fire Department, AMR, and multiple law enforcement officers responded to a head-on crash on Highway 171 near County Road 305 southeast of Cleburne.

Grandview FD reported two vehicles involved with major damage. One person was still trapped in the wreckage.

According to DPS, a 61-year-old Grandview woman was driving southbound when she veered into the northbound lanes and hit an oncoming vehicle. She was killed. The driver of the vehicle she hit was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Air Evac Lifeteam was called to the scene.

Johnson County Emergency Management reported this was a fatality accident. Lanes were closed for multiple hours while Texas Highway Patrol investigated the scene.

All lanes were reopened this afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation.

One person killed in fiery Dallas crash

At around 5:35am this morning, Dallas Fire Rescue and Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 2000 block of Peavy Road.

Officers determined the driver of a vehicle lost control and crashed off the roadway into a creek bed. The vehicle overturned and caught fire on impact.

The driver was trapped and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

17-year-old killed in Johnson County crash

Just before 2:00pm this afternoon, Grandview Fire Department, Johnson County EMS (AMR), Johnson County sheriff’s deputies and DPS troopers responded to a vehicle crash with ejection in the 11500 block of E. FM 916 near County Road 204.

Preliminary details indicate a juvenile male driver struck a tree and was ejected. When emergency responders arrived, they observed one vehicle involved and bystanders performing life-saving measures on the driver.

Medical personnel pronounced the driver deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 17-year-old from Grandview.

Lanes of FM 917 were closed while law enforcement investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation at this time. We will update this story when DPS releases additional information.

Man struck, killed by vehicle while running across highway in Richardson

At 6:46pm on Saturday, April 22nd, Richardson Fire/EMS and DPS Troopers responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of the President George Bush Turnpike near Shiloh Road.

Investigators say a 28-year-old man was running across the highway when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was not seriously hurt.

The victim has been identified as a resident of Crandall.

All lanes were closed while DPS investigated the scene. Charges, if any, have not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

Resident armed with shotgun killed by Mesquite police

On April 21, 2023 at 10:01 p.m., Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Nabholtz Ln, Mesquite, Texas, in reference to a subject with a gun in the street pointing the weapon at others in the area.

While enroute, officers were advised that the suspect returned to his home. Officers arrived and heard what they believe to be gunshots inside the suspect’s residence. The Mesquite Police Tactical Team was requested and responded. Crisis Negotiators and the Tactical Team attempted to make contact with the subject inside the residence through a loud hail system in attempts to resolve the incident peacefully.

At 3:43 a.m., the suspect exited the front door of the residence armed with a shotgun. The suspect pointed the weapon at officers, at which time one tactical team member fired two rounds, striking the suspect. Officers performed life saving measures and the suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No officers were injured from the incident.

The involved officer has been with the Mesquite Police Department for nine years. This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released as they become available.

19-year-old killed in Arlington crash

On Friday, April 21, 2023, at approximately 3:44 p.m., Arlington FD, PD, and EMS responded to a wreck in the 2100 block of W. Bardin Road.

Investigators believe a motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Bardin Road while an SUV was traveling in the westbound lanes. As the Mercury Mariner made a left hand turn onto 4700 Racquet Club Drive the motorcycle struck the SUV.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased from his injuries. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified him as a 19-year-old man of Fort Worth.

The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Based on evidence at the scene, investigators have not ruled out speed as a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing and there are no charges currently pending.

Old military ordnance found by students on Azle Jr High property

This afternoon, a group of Azle Jr. High students was outside cleaning up around the building and stadium for Earth Day.

The students came across a rusty piece of metal near the stadium parking lot that could possibly be an old artillery shell so the students were sent back inside and the campus was placed on a “Secure” status while the police and fire department were called to investigate.

Fort Worth FD determined the device to be an old military ordnance. It was a live round. Investigators safely disposed of the device at the FWFD bomb range.

Fire officials noted that it is fairly common for the area.

If you find anything that appears to be old military devices, call 9-1-1 immediately and do not mess with the item.

UPDATE: Pilot, passenger seriously hurt in Wise County plane crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released additional information regarding the plane crash in Wise County Wednesday evening.

At 6:37pm, a 1992 Aero Vodochody L-139 took off from Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport and was headed to Bridgeport Municipal Airport when it crashed into a field near the 1900 block of Highway 380.

The pilot, a 62-year-old woman, sustained critical injuries and was flown to a Fort Worth trauma center. She has been identified as a resident of Washington, Texas.

A 58-year-old male passenger sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Denton hospital. He is from Florida.

The FAA has taken over the investigation.

Motorcyclist killed after hitting cop car in The Colony

The Colony Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight between a motorcycle and a police car.

At approximately 2:30am, a motorcyclist crashed into the back of a stationary patrol unit. The patrol vehicle was parked on the service road assisting a stranded motorist. Neither the officer or the stranded motorist were hurt in the collision.

The Colony FD responded to provide medical care to the injured motorcyclist, but they were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Colony PD and Lewisville PD’s Accident Investigation team investigated for several hours.

Northbound lanes of 121 have since been reopened.

The accident remains under investigation.

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