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One person killed after high water submerges vehicle near Palmer

The Palmer Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died in a high water incident last night.

Around 9:00pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the Interstate 45 service road just south of town regarding a water rescue. A vehicle stalled as the driver attempted cross the flooded service road. The family inside the vehicle retreated to the roof of the vehicle and were rescued by Ennis firefighters utilizing their aerial truck.

While that rescue was in progress, emergency responders were notified that another vehicle was submerged and swift waters swept it away. Midlothian Police Department and Red Oak Fire Department were contacted to assist with a drone and water rescue team, respectively.

The driver of the vehicle was found deceased 60 yards away from the service road. He has been identified as a 67-year-old man from Red Oak.

Folks, driving through a flooded roadway to save a few minutes on your commute can be deadly. It is not worth it. You do not know if the road has been washed out, or how fast the currents are flowing. You put yourself, bystanders, and first responders in harm’s way. Take the few extra minutes to find another safer route to your destination. Turn Around; Don’t Drown!

Police confirm three people killed in Denton crash

The Denton Police Department is currently investigating a serious crash that has killed three people and seriously injured at least one other person.

At around 11:45am this morning, multiple Denton Fire Department and Police Department crews were dispatched to E. University Blvd (Highway 380) and Rockhill Road on the east side of Denton. At least two vehicles had been involved in a major collision with people potentially ejected and trapped.

Initial reports from witnesses and 9-1-1 callers indicated people were trapped in the wreckage. Bystanders were able to pull at least one person from the wreckage. Two children, a 12-month-old and a 5-year-old, and one adult have been identified by police as the three fatalities.

CareFlite was launched to the scene, but it is unclear if they transported.

Multiple county police agencies are assisting with traffic control as both directions of Highway 380 are closed through this area. The closure is expected to last a while.

Denton PD will issue a full statement later tonight. Check back for further updates.

Two people killed in shooting along Fort Worth’s homeless corridor

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating two related shooting incidents that occurred this afternoon outside the True Worth Place life shelter.

Just after 2:00pm today, Fort Worth officers were called to a shooting at 1513 E. Presidio Street in what is known as Fort Worth’s homeless corridor just across the highway from downtown. Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported there had been a shooting and two people were hurt.

Emergency responders found two shooting victims at the scene. One was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second was transported by MedStar EMS with CPR in progress, and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police say there was an altercation near a vehicle that escalated to one suspect shooting the victim. After the original shooting took place, detectives believe another shooting occurred between a second suspect and the first suspect.

At least one suspect is currently on the loose. The homicide unit is investigating the scene.

Thanks to Michael Beard for the banner photo.

[UPDATED] Two people killed in Denton crash

The Denton Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this morning along E. Sherman Drive / FM 428 near FM 2153 on the far north side of town.

Multiple emergency responders were dispatched to the scene just before 11:00am. When first responders arrived, they found two men deceased inside one of the vehicles. An injured man in the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

Lanes of Sherman Drive were closed for a few hours while police investigated the scene.

When more information is released by Denton PD, we will update below.

*UPDATE*

Denton PD has released additional information regarding this accident. A Ford pickup was traveling southbound on Sherman Drive when the driver crossed into northbound traffic, hitting another pickup truck nearly head-on. The driver and passenger of the northbound pickup were killed in the crash.

According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the two victims, an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were missionaries from their church.

“We are saddened to share news of the passing of two young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who were killed in a head-on traffic collision on Tuesday in Denton, Texas. The missionaries were both assigned to the Texas Fort Worth Mission.” More

NEW: Murder suspects lead police on chase that ends in shootout on I35W in Alvarado

A Hill County law enforcement officer and two suspects wanted in connection to a murder in Dallas are all recovering in the hospital tonight for injuries sustained in a lengthy pursuit and shootout.

It all started around 2:00pm this afternoon when the Dallas Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit was conducting an investigation involving two wanted felons. Both were suspects in a homicide investigation. The suspect’s vehicle, a red Dodge Neon, was spotted on Interstate 35E in Waxahachie. A marked Waxahachie police officer attempted to pull over the suspects, but they sped away.

A lengthy pursuit went through Ellis, Hill, and Johnson counties involving several agencies. During the pursuit, the suspects fired multiple gunshots at police, striking a Hill County Constable. He was taken to a Fort Worth hospital where his injuries and condition have not been disclosed. We have heard unofficially that he was hit in the shoulder and face. Burleson Police Department has identified him as Kevin Cordell, one of their former officers.

The suspects continued to fire at police throughout the pursuit, eventually exiting off Interstate 35W at County Road 604 in Alvarado. They u-turned on the service road to go back southbound on the highway when a DPS Trooper utilized his vehicle and rammed the suspects.

The suspect vehicle came to rest along a grassy median along the highway. A shootout then ensued between several police officers and the two suspects. Both suspects were injured and taken to local hospitals. We have heard at least one of the suspects sustained major injuries. No other officers were injured.

Lanes of Interstate 35W were closed for approximately 30 minutes while police apprehended both suspects. CareFlite sent two medical helicopters to the scene.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation at this time.

UPDATE: The two suspects involved in yesterday’s shooting have been identified as 19-year-old men from Dallas. One of the suspects was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other remains hospitalized. Hill County Constable Kevin Cordell also remains hospitalized.

Thanks to Michael Beard Photography for the banner photo of the scene.

Uber driver stabbed and carjacked in Grapevine; suspect dressed as construction worker

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating a stabbing and carjacking involving an Uber driver this morning outside an apartment complex.

At around 7:00am this morning, an Uber driver was dropping off a passenger at the Amli Apartments, 400 Dallas Road, when he was stabbed and carjacked by the passenger. The passenger, who was dressed as a construction worker, drove away after attacking the man.

Residents in the area spotted the Uber driver bloody and hurt outside the apartment complex. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where his injuries are reported as non-life-threatening.

Police are looking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, 180 pounds with black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, orange reflective vest and white construction hat. He may be driving the victim’s vehicle, which is a blue 2016 Toyota Camry with license plate NMT-9734.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspect should call 911 immediately and avoid any confrontations with the suspect, as he may still be armed with a knife.

Three people extricated and flown from crash near Granbury

Yesterday afternoon, a Pecan Plantation Fire Department brush truck was leaving the scene of a grass fire when the crew drove upon a major crash that had just occurred on Mambrino Highway near Kelly Drive. Additional assistance was requested from fire and EMS responders due to people trapped in the vehicle.

Pecan Plantation FD/EMS, Granbury FD, and Indian Harbor VFD all responded to assist with extricating the three trapped individuals. Texas EMS and Pecan EMS responded with multiple ambulances.

Three medical helicopters were requested to the scene: one from Air Evac Lifeteam and two from CareFlite. The helicopters landed at nearby Mambrino Elementary School. Two people were flown to JPS and one was flown to Harris downtown. No status has been given, but all individuals are reported to be stable.

We are waiting on official details from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and will update this story when they provide a statement.

Investigation underway after man shot and killed by Mesquite police

The Mesquite Police Department is currently investigating an officer involved shooting at the Audubon Park Apartments, 5100 Northwest Drive.

According to officials, a 9-1-1 call came into Mesquite PD at around 7:45am this morning. The call taker could hear screams in the background and believed an assault was taking place. Dispatchers tracked the number to the Audubon Park Apartments and sent officers to check on the situation.

At least two officers responded to the apartment complex. When they arrived, there was a confrontation between the officers and a male suspect. During the encounter, two officers shot the suspect. They immediately began life-saving measures and called paramedics to assist. The man was taken to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.

Officials say Mesquite officers had been called to deal with the couple in the past. It has been reported that the victim has mental illnesses.

Mesquite PD will be releasing additional information later this afternoon.

Armed man shot by police during domestic disturbance call in Pelican Bay

The Pelican Bay Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred late Friday night in the 1500 block of Long Avenue in Pelican Bay.

At around 11:30pm, police officers were called to the house for a domestic disturbance situation. One person was reportedly armed with a weapon.

As officers encountered the armed person, one officer shot the suspect. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the situation says officers gave multiple verbal commands for the suspect to drop the weapon, but he did not comply.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. His condition has not yet been released.

The Texas Rangers are investigating this incident.

Thank you to Michael Beard Photography for the banner photo.

Body recovered from lake believed to be missing Irving mother

The Irving Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body in a small residential lake at La Villita Lakeside and Landings’ Lago de Claire, located at 6727 Deseo.

On Tuesday of this week, 38-year-old Lashun Massey left for her routine walk between 5:00am and 5:30am. Family members said she usually returns home around 7:00am to get her kids ready for school. But on Tuesday, she had not shown up by 7:40am, so her husband called Irving police.

Officers immediately began a missing person investigation. They spoke to two people who saw a woman matching Massey’s description get out of the water and stand on a park bench at around 5:00am that morning. Acting on eyewitness information, the Irving Fire Department, assisted by other fire departments and the Texas Parks and Wildlife, responded with their water rescue / dive team to search the water. Nothing was located.

Additional dive teams, including one from the Texas Department of Public Safety, were called to the scene today to assist in the recovery efforts. At around 9:45am, emergency responders located the body. Police say the clothing description matched Massey’s when she was reported missing, but they are waiting for the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office to positively identify the body.

Irving police do not believe foul play was involved, but will wait on the autopsy to confirm.

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