Monthly Archives: June 2023

Two arrested, two severely hurt in crash while fleeing Haltom City police

On Friday, June 23rd at approximately 4:40 A.M., a Haltom City patrol officer spotted a Kia Soul and Kia Optima traveling east in the 5400 block of East Belknap at over 70 miles per hour. The officer attempted a traffic stop on both vehicles, but both drivers failed to yield.

Both vehicles continued east onto Baker Boulevard at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and seemed to be working together to evade officers. Both vehicles crossed over the 820 bridge onto Hwy 10 and crashed into the concrete
construction barriers.

Two suspects from the Kia Soul ran on foot but were arrested by officers. Both occupants in the Kia Optima sustained significant injuries and are being treated at a local hospital.

This offense includes several juvenile suspects and at least one adult.

Initial information indicates that both vehicles were possibly stolen. Several local agencies assisted with the accident investigation.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and additional arrests and/or charges may be forthcoming. Information will be released as it becomes available. Identities of any adult arrestees will not be released until they have been arraigned by a magistrate. Juvenile identities will not be released.

If you have information related to this incident, please contact the police department @ 817-222-7000.

Police cadet, two firefighters injured by lightning strike at Fort Worth public safety center

At around 10:30am, a lightning strike hit the Fort Worth public safety training center at 505 Felix Street.

Fort Worth police say one of their cadets may have been hit in the ankle by the bolt. MedStar EMS transported him to a local hospital with potentially serious injuries. Police say he is in good condition.

Two firefighters also reported tingling after the strike. They were evaluated by EMS at the scene and did not receive transport to hospital. FWFD says they have decided to remain on duty.

The incident remains under investigation.

Person of interest in murder case dies hours after being arrested by Dallas police

On June 21, 2023, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Dallas Police conducted a traffic stop involving a person of interest in an ongoing murder investigation.

The preliminary investigation determined the individual, 39-year-old male, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants without incident and was taken to Dallas Police Headquarters to be interviewed regarding the ongoing investigation.

After the interview, the arrested individual told officers that he was feeling ill and needed to go to the hospital.

Dallas Fire Rescue was immediately notified at 3:11 PM, responded at 3:15 PM and took him to a local hospital at 3:37pm, arriving at 4:10 PM. He died at the hospital at 9:00 PM.

An autopsy will be performed on June 23, and toxicology is pending.

The investigation is ongoing and being investigated by the Dallas Police Special Investigations Unit under case number 113640-2023.

The Dallas County District Attorney’s office was notified and will conduct their own investigation.

The Office of Community Police Oversight was notified.

Bullet comes through wall, grazes sleeping woman* at Fort Worth apartment

At 9:04am this morning, Fort Worth police responded to a shooting incident at the Salene Apartments, 9041 Brian Way Circle in west Fort Worth.

Officials say someone fired a bullet at the apartment complex which came through the wall of a bedroom. The bullet grazed a child in the head as she slept.

The child was treated on scene for a minor injury.

Gun Violence detectives are working the investigation.

*Update – Police now say the victim was not a child as originally reported. The victim is an adult female age 18 or 19.

Construction worker struck, killed in Collin County crash

At around 9:47am this morning, multiple emergency responders were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of County Road 543 and County Road 593 near Nevada.

Authorities say a van was traveling eastbound on County Road 543 and an SUV was traveling northbound on County Road 593. The driver of the SUV failed to stop at the stop sign where the county roads intersect, causing a crash. Impact from the collision caused the van to spin around and strike two construction workers.

One of the construction workers, a 35-year-old man from Dallas, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A passenger in the SUV was also pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as a 66-year-old woman from Tawakoni. The driver was transported to a Plano hospital.

The driver of the van was transported to a Plano hospital.

The second construction worker was not seriously hurt.

iPhone alerts authorities of fatal accident in Johnson County

Early Wednesday morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency responders were notified by an emergency call from an iPhone, reporting there had been a crash on Green Ridge Lane near Lillian.

A sheriffs deputy responded to the area and located the accident scene along with an unresponsive male. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.

DPS says the vehicle was traveling northbound on Green Ridge lane, and entered a curve at an unsafe speed. The driver was unable to negotiate the curve and left the roadway.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Woman ran over by own vehicle, killed at Arlington home

At around 9:35am this morning, Arlington officers and firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Bent Tree Lane after a report that a woman had been run over by a vehicle.

When first responders arrived, they located a 65-year-old woman lying in the roadway. She was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased from her injuries.

Through the course of their investigation, Arlington officers learned the vehicle belonged to the woman and she was driving it just prior to the accident. Witnesses told investigators she pulled into a driveway and exited the vehicle, then noticed it started rolling backward. She apparently tried to get back in the vehicle, fell, and was run over.

The Tarrant County ME’s Office has identified her as a resident of Grand Prairie.

The crash remains under investigation.

Body found floating on Lake Ray Hubbard

On Tuesday, 06/20/2023, at approximately 8:11 a.m., Rowlett Police received a 911 call reporting that a body in the water near the 1300 block of Rowlett Road had been found.

The body was recovered by the Rowlett Fire Department dive rescue team. Dallas Police Department and Dallas Medical Examiner responded and retrieved the body.

At this time, the body has not been identified due to decomposition. The Rowlett Police Department will wait for the Dallas Medical examiner to identify the body.

An update will be published once more information has been gathered.

Two killed in separate crashes on Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie

The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in the 3500 block of E IH‐30.

At approximately 1:55 a.m., a passenger car traveling westbound on IH‐30 struck the rear end of a car‐hauler trailer that was also traveling westbound. The driver of the passenger car was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries occurred. Traffic investigators have not ruled out that excessive speed was a factor in the collision.

While officers and investigators were working the first accident scene, a second collision occurred.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., a pickup truck was traveling westbound on IH‐30 when the driver failed to control his vehicle’s speed, striking slow‐moving traffic ahead, and causing a chain reaction crash. A passenger of one of the struck vehicles was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. Two other occupants were also transported to a local hospital with non‐life‐threatening injuries.

Both crashes are under investigation.

12-year-old boy dies after being shot in east Fort Worth

On Monday, June 19, 2023, at about 10:23pm, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to 801 7th Avenue, Cook Children’s Medical Center, in reference to a juvenile male victim whom had arrived by private vehicle and was requesting treatment for a gunshot wound.

Officers located the victim and learned that the shooting had occurred in the 5500 block of Brentwood Stair Road on the east side of town.

The victim was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center by private vehicle for medical treatment of life-threatening injuries.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the 12-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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