Four Dallas officers injured in crash while investigating shooting

On September 14, 2023, at around 3:10 am, Dallas Police responded to the 3100 block of Community Drive for a shooting call. 

The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived they found a man shot in the leg, and the victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect was taken into custody on the scene.

During the investigation into the shooting, an uninvolved driver hit a marked squad car with one officer inside, and the patrol vehicle then hit three officers.

The officers were taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The driver stayed at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: Fourth person dies from injuries sustained in Fort Worth crash

A fourth individual has succumbed to their injuries after a severe crash on Interstate 35W Monday evening.

At 9:09pm Monday evening, Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on northbound I35W near Ripy Street.

Police say two vehicles were involved in a minor collision and had both pulled over to the left shoulder of the freeway. A third vehicle stopped to assist them. As the individuals exchanged information, an 18-wheeler collided with the vehicles on the shoulder. A second 18-wheeler also collided with the first. A total of five vehicles were involved.

When emergency responders arrived, they located three individuals deceased at the scene. Three others had sustained life-threatening injuries and were transported to local trauma centers. One of those individuals has since died from their injuries.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified two of the victims: a 21-year-old woman who died at the hospital and a 31-year-old woman who died at the scene. The identities of the other two victims have not yet been released.

At around 11:00am Tuesday morning, Fort Worth police closed all northbound lanes of I35W for further investigation into the accident. As of 1:30pm, all lanes had been reopened.

Fort Worth’s Traffic Investigations Unit is handling the investigation.

McKinney police shoot suicidal man armed with a knife

The McKinney Police Department and Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday evening at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Bumpass Street.

At 8:16pm, McKinney police responded to the Woodside Village Apartments for a report of a man armed with a knife and threatening self-harm.

As officers made contact, the man ignored verbal commands to drop the knife, but he refused and made additional suicidal comments. Officers attempted to de-escalate the scene, but the man charged at them with the knife.

Officers fired their weapons, striking the man. Medical attention was administered at the scene and on the way to the hospital, but he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 37-year-old man.

The incident remains under investigation.

Slick road causes chain of accidents involving 24 vehicles on I30 in Dallas

At around 8:00am this morning, Dallas Fire Rescue and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple accidents along eastbound I30 near Ferguson Road.

Authorities say slick roads from morning rain were a contributing factor in a serious of accidents that involved a total of 24 vehicles.

Five people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

All eastbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed while law enforcement cleared the wrecked vehicles.

Man stabbed in the back at Fort Worth Taco Cabana

On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at about 8:28pm, officers were dispatched to 804 East Seminary, the Jack in the Box Restaurant, in reference to a stabbing.  Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel also responded.    

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, an adult male, who had suffered two stab wounds to the area of the left upper back. 

The victim stated that he had been at 4313 South Freeway, the Taco Cabana Restaurant, with the suspect, an adult male, and both had been involved in an verbal confrontation.  The victim stated the confrontation quickly escalated to physical violence with the suspect producing a knife and stabbing the victim two times in the area of the left upper back. The victim then fled on foot to the Jack in the Box to seek medical assistance while the suspect fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a Fort Worth hospital in critical condition for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  

Motorcyclist killed in Haslet crash

At around 9:00pm Sunday evening, multiple emergency responders were called to the 500 block of Farm to Market Road 156 in Haslet for a major accident involving a motorcycle.

First arriving Tarrant County sheriffs deputies found a motorcyclist had struck a guardrail. The motorcyclist was transported to a Fort Worth hospital and pronounced deceased.

The motorcyclist has been identified as a 21-year-old man from Newark.

Lanes of Farm to Market Road 156 were closed between Avondale Haslet Road and Schoolhouse Road while TCSO investigated the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

3-alarm fire guts Dallas automotive shop

On Monday, September 4th, at 4:26 p.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to a 911 call for a structure fire at an automotive shop, located at 222 S. Buckner Boulevard, in Southeast Dallas.

When firefighters arrived at the two-story commercial building they observed smoke and fire coming from the rear. They initiated an offensive fire attack, but because of the speed at which the flames were spreading, crews were ordered to exit the building and fight the fire defensively. 

Second and third alarms were subsequently transmitted, resulting in approximately 60 – 70 firefighters on scene, to mitigate the situation. Four aerial ladder pipes were placed around the structure to drown it out until it was ultimately declared extinguished at 6:22 p.m. 

There was no one in the business, as it was recently vacated, so there were no injuries to report of. One firefighter was treated on scene for a lowered leg injury (not a burn) but was not taken to the hospital.

Damage to building was severe as the flames quickly spread into the second floor and out the roof shortly after DFR arrived. The majority of the roof collapsed into the structure leaving it mostly inaccessible.

The cause of this fire is currently listed as undetermined.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Johnson County home

At around 7:00am Sunday morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting at a home in the 4000 block of Oakview Circle, just north of Alvarado.

JCSO said a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report gunshots in the area. When deputies arrived at the scene, they located a man and a woman in the driveway of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds.

According to the Medical Examiner’s office, the homeowner, a 57-year-old man, shot and killed his wife, a 53-year-old woman, and turned the gun on himself. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Crime Scene investigators are working to identify the circumstances surrounding this apparent murder-suicide.

Woman critically hurt after being struck by vehicle on I30 near downtown Dallas

A woman has suffered major injuries after an early morning crash on I30 near Akard Street.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was involved in a crash and got out of her vehicle on the highway when she was struck by a passing motorist.

Dallas Fire Rescue transported her to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

All lanes of westbound I30 were diverted to I35E while DSO investigated the scene.

Bicyclist riding along I35E killed in Dallas crash

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident involving a bicyclist.

Authorities say a vehicle struck a bicyclist riding along southbound I35E near the Loop 12 split during the overnight hours. The bicyclist was killed in the accident.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene.

All lanes of southbound I35E were diverted to Loop 12 while DSO investigators worked the scene. Lanes were reopened around 4:35am.

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