Monthly Archives: May 2023

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Haltom City home

On Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, at approximately 12:30 P.M., Haltom City officers and detectives responded to the 5600 block of Santa Fe Trail for a reported shooting.

Officers located two adults inside the residence, both deceased.

Based upon preliminary information, detectives are investigating this incident as a possible murder-suicide. This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the citizens in the area.

Haltom City detectives and evidence technicians are on the scene and actively investigating this tragic incident. The Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office will determine the cause and manner of death and release the identities of the individuals once they have completed their investigation.

If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Haltom City Police at 817-222- 7000.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available.

Juvenile killed in shooting at Fort Worth apartments

On Monday, May 29, 2023, at about 6:29pm, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Tanna Lane, the Arwen Apartments, in reference to a shooting. Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel also responded.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a juvenile male, whom had suffered a gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Homicide Unit will have responsibility for the follow-up investigation.

Authorities investigating drowning at pond in Lantana

At 5:39pm this evening, firefighters and paramedics from Denton County ESD #1 responded to a search and rescue operation at a small community pond along Tanner Parkway near Dahlia Way.

When firefighters arrived, they immediately began searching for a fisher who reportedly slipped and fell into the water, and did not resurface.

Lewisville FD’s Dive Team, Texas Game Wardens, Bartonville PD, Double Oak VFD, and Denton County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene. Unfortunately, one person was recovered deceased.

The incident remains under investigation.

Armed security kills suspect who shot three patrons at Temptations Cabaret

On Sunday, May 28, 2023, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a shooting at the Temptations Cabaret in west Tarrant County.

The first deputies on scene were told there had been a fight inside the club and a patron was asked to leave. The patron had a gun with him and fired it in the direction of others in the parking lot. Three people in the parking lot sustained gunshot wounds.

Armed security at the club returned fire and the suspect was shot. The suspect died at a local hospital.

The three injured patrons at the club are being treated at local hospitals and are expected to survive.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Man kills wife, then shoots self in Cleburne

At approximately 2:00am this morning, Cleburne police officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 300 block of Gatrix Avenue.

A man called 9-1-1 to report he had shot his wife. When officers arrived, they found an elderly woman deceased and the man suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man was transported to a Fort Worth hospital in critical condition. There is no update regarding this status.

The incident remains under investigation.

Intruder shot, killed at west Fort Worth home

“On Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 4:23pm, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Bassett Locke Drive in reference to a home invasion involving a shooting. Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel also responded.

Upon arrival, officers located the alleged intruder, an adult male, who was shot at least twice. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Dispatched information indicated a woman shot the intruder.

The Homicide Unit will have responsibility for the follow-up investigation.

Woman killed husband with a hammer, Arlington police say

On Tuesday, May 24, 2023, at approximately 5:58 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Sweet Gum Trail to investigate a domestic disturbance.

A 42-year-old woman called 911 and told dispatchers she’d hit her husband in the head with a hammer.

When officers arrived at the apartment, they located a 45-year-old man lying unresponsive in a bedroom. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The woman was sitting outside the apartment when officers arrived and was immediately detained. Investigators learned the victim asked her to come to the apartment to sign divorce papers.

She was arrested and booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of Murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.  

Student brings toy BB gun to Braswell HS, leads to lockdown

At around 12:05pm today, Braswell High School went into a lockdown as Little Elm Police Department and other authorities investigated reports of an armed student.

The following was sent out to parents regarding the situation:

“Our campus was placed on lockdown shortly after 12:05 p.m. today at the direction of the Little Elm Police Department. We received notice that a student brought a “toy gun” to school. Upon learning this information, the Little Elm Police Department, as well as our School Resource Officer (SRO), were immediately notified, and a thorough investigation was launched. The “toy gun” was retrieved from the identified student, and that student will face severe consequences in accordance with our Student Code of Conduct.”

Officials say the BB gun never left the student’s backpack until it was removed by LEPD.

The lockdown lasted around 30 minutes.

“We want to reassure you that the safety of our students and staff are always of the utmost importance, and at no time was anyone in danger at school today. We met with the student involved individually, gathered information, and reaffirmed that these types of items are not welcome on campus.”

Fort Worth police shoot, injure knife-wielding woman

On Monday, May 22, 2023, at approximately 11:31 pm, East Division Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to a suicide attempt call in the 5900 block of Greenspoint Dr.

The initial call details stated that the caller was “bleeding out” and that she was “trying to kill herself.” The first officer on scene made contact with the caller at her door. During their interaction, the woman picked up a knife. As the interaction continued, the officer perceived a deadly threat from her and discharged their firearm, striking the woman.

She was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. No officers or any other persons were injured during this incident.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

Investigators from the Fort Worth Police Department Major Case Unit and Internal Affairs responded to the scene and will be investigating, which is standard procedure for these incidents.

Driver killed in collision with 18-wheeler on I35W in Fort Worth

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at about 2:47am, Fort Worth officers were dispatched a two-vehicle accident in the 3300 block of the southbound lanes of the South Freeway (I35W) near Ripy Street.  Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel also responded.

An 18-wheeler had safely come to a stop behind an initial accident scene.  A pickup truck was approaching the accident scene and, failing to control speed to avoid a collision, struck the trailer from behind. The driver of the pickup was pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver has been identified as a 59-year-old man.

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