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Carrollton PD investigating two crashes with multiple fatalities reported

At 8:55pm Friday, Carrollton Fire Rescue and Police responded to the southbound lanes of I35E near Sandy Lane for reports of a major accident. Southbound lanes of the highway were closed while emergency responders worked the scene.

While Carrollton first responders were working the first accident, an 18-wheeler crashed, resulting in several injuries. The 18-wheeler then burst into flames. This accident scene was closer to southbound I35E and Frankford Road.

Carrollton police are still early in the investigation, so they haven’t released any details; however, we have heard multiple fatalities resulted from these crashes.

Lanes of I35E were closed for several hours.

We will update this story when Carrollton police releases more information.

Two people found shot dead in car at Denton apartment complex

The Denton Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Dallas Drive.

Multiple Denton police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene around 10:00pm last night after a 9-1-1 caller reported two people were unresponsive in a vehicle.

Police arrived to find two gunshot victims deceased in a parking vehicle at the apartment complex.

The suspect(s) is believed to have fled the area immediately after the shooting, according to police.

Additional details will be released later today.

Motorcyclist killed in Lewisville crash

Around 6:40am this morning, Lewisville Fire/EMS and Police responded to the southbound express lanes of I35E between Swisher Road and FM 407/Justin Road for a major accident.

Authorities say a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on the highway when he swerved around an 18-wheeler and struck the median dividing the express lanes from the main lanes. Impact from the collision caused the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. He was then struck by a vehicle.

Paramedics pronounced the rider deceased at the scene. He has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as a 31-year-old man from Denton.

Southbound I35E express lanes were closed while Lewisville police investigated the scene.

One dead, one critical in shooting at northeast Dallas apartments

On March 23, 2023, at about 12:50 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 5800 block of Pineland Drive.

When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation determined a man and woman got into an argument with a male suspect in the parking lot of the apartment complex. During the argument the suspect fired, hitting the male victim.

The suspect then went to the leasing office of the complex and when he couldn’t get in, fired shots inside. No one inside was injured.

The suspect then left the area of the office, walked a short distance and shot himself. The man died at the scene.

The male shooting victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

A woman at the scene was also taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation, but was not injured in the incident.

Arlington police searching for two suspects in test drive murder

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to the 700 block of Port Richmond Way after residents reported that a man was lying unresponsive in the roadway.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the man had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased from his injuries. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has since identified him as a 55-year-old man.

Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned the victim was helping a family member sell a car via a social media app and had agreed to go for a test drive that evening with an alleged buyer who expressed interest in purchasing it.

Based on video evidence and witness statements, two young men arrived at the victim’s home to test drive the car – and the three of them left together in it. As they drove along Port Richmond Way, investigators believe one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the victim, who then got out of the vehicle and collapsed. The suspects continued driving.

Officers found the vehicle abandoned behind a nearby shopping center at the intersection of Matlock Road and Sublett Road.

Detectives are currently working to identify the suspects. No arrests have been made.

Surveillance cameras captured the suspects walking away from the vehicle. Still images of both individuals are attached to this release.

Anyone who thinks they recognize the suspects or has any additional information about this case is urged to call Det. Simmons at (817) 459-5735. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.

If you see these individuals, call 911 immediately and do not approach them. They should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Arlington Police Department strongly encourages community members who are buying / selling items via digital marketplaces — particularly if they don’t know the people they are purchasing from / selling to  — to make the exchanges in the designated safe zones at each of our four patrol stations.

One person shot in drive-by shooting at Fort Worth apartments

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at about 7:37pm, Fort Worth officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Tanacross Drive, the Mercantile Apartments, in reference to a shooting.  Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel also responded.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the victim, an adult male, had suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and upper torso as a result of a drive-by shooting. Officers began immediate medical treatment of the victim’s injuries.

The suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle and officers observed the vehicle as it was leaving the incident location.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and detained three adult male suspects.

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

There are three suspects currently detained and the Gang Unit has been requested to respond.

UPDATE: Two students shot at Arlington’s Lamar High School

At around 6:55am this morning, Arlington PD received multiple reports of shots fired on the Lamar High School campus, outside of the school building. Two students were injured and are now receiving medical care. There is no updated information on their conditions.

APD does not believe the suspected shooter ever entered the school.

Officers were able to locate and take that individual into custody shortly after arriving on scene.

Lamar High School is currently on lockdown. APD is asking parents NOT to come to the school right now. Because it’s on lockdown, they will not be allowed onto campus.

“We do want to assure them the scene is now secure,” said Arlington PD. “Our partners at Arlington ISD will be releasing additional information about student release once the lockdown has been lifted (per lockdown protocols, officers must clear the entire building – so that may take some time).”

The school day does not typically begin until 7:35am – and so school was not in session and not all students had arrived on campus when this incident occurred.

Updates to follow.

Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Arlington

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at approximately 3:17 a.m., the Arlington Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a pedestrian in the 8100 block of South Cooper Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 71-year-old woman lying unresponsive in the southbound lanes. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The woman was wearing dark clothing and was not using a designated crossing when she entered the roadway and was struck by a pickup truck traveling southbound.

The driver of the pickup remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators. He showed no signs of impairment and he is not facing any criminal charges in connection to this incident.

It’s unclear why the woman was in the roadway. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

The Arlington Police Department reminds the public that pedestrians should always use traffic lights and designated crosswalks when crossing roadways. Cutting across a roadway is dangerous at all times of the day, but particularly when it’s dark outside and visibility is reduced.

UPDATE: Four people shot at Dallas vigil being held for man who was shot, killed at same location the previous day

On March 17, 2023, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to two related shooting calls in the 7400 block of S. Westmoreland Road.

The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived they found a 23-year-old man shot inside the business. He was taken by Dallas Fire Rescue to a local hospital in critical condition. Another man, 19, had already been taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, where he died on March 18, 2023 from his injuries. Detectives determined the 19-year-old was outside of the business when the other man approached him, then shot and killed him. Further investigation determined the suspect attempted to leave the location, but then ran inside the building. He then got into an argument with a 20-year-old man who shot him. The suspect remains hospitalized and is facing a Murder charge for killing the victim.

On March 18, 2023, at approximately 9:20pm, Dallas Police were called to the same location as the shooting a day prior. The preliminary investigation determined a crowd was gathered at the location for a vigil for the 19-year-old victim when a passenger in a vehicle westbound on Gannon Road fired at the crowd. The investigation determined people in the crowd also fired back at the vehicle.

Four people were shot and taken to local hospitals in stable condition.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chrysler.

The investigation into these incidents is still ongoing.

One person killed in Grapevine crash

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that shut down westbound lanes of SH-114 overnight for approximately five hours.

Just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, the driver of a sedan veered right on SH-114 and struck a light pole. The driver overcorrected and ended up crossing several lanes of traffic in front of a pickup. The pickup t-boned the sedan.

Both vehicles were stopped on the highway as witnesses called 9-1-1. The driver of the sedan was trapped behind the wheel. 

Grapevine Police tried to free the driver and render aid, but the 30-year-old man was pronounced deceased by Grapevine Fire paramedics a short time later. The driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Grapevine Police shut down westbound lanes of SH-114 for approximately five hours between William D. Tate and Texan Trail while a crash team investigated the accident. Officers from the Irving Police Department and DFW Airport Police Department assisted with the closure.

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