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Two young males shot and killed at Haltom City park

The Haltom City Police Department is investigating a double homicide that occurred this afternoon in broad daylight at North Park, 5220 Denton Highway.

At around 3:30pm, Haltom City police officers were dispatched to a shooting at North Park near the basketball court. When officers arrived, they found two males with gunshot wounds. Paramedics from MedStar responded to the scene, but both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators are still working to identify suspects and determine what led to this incident.

Authorities say both victims are between the ages of 15 – 22, but would not comment specific age.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective St. John at 817-222-7032.

Banner photo courtesy of Michael Beard.

UPDATE

The victims from yesterday’s shooting have been identified as a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old male. Both juveniles were from North Richland Hills.

One of the victims was a student at Birdville High School.

“The Birdville ISD family sends their thoughts and prayers to the families of those impacted by the shooting at North Park in Haltom City on Monday afternoon. Though the off-campus shooting was not school related, a Birdville High student was killed. Additional details will be released by local law enforcement authorities when they are available,” said a Birdville ISD official in a statement.

The other juvenile attended Winfree Academy.

Haltom City police are still investigating the motive behind this crime. They do not believe there is any active and ongoing threat to the general public.

Multiple people hurt after small plane crashes along I-20 near Weatherford

Multiple agencies including the Weatherford Fire Department, Hudson Oaks Police Department, Lifecare EMS, Texas Department of Public Safety, FAA, and more are investigating a plane crash in the area of Interstate 20 and Mikus Road.

Reports indicate the small aircraft when down around 7:00pm near the Parker County Airport-WEA. TxDOT cameras in the area show the aircraft overturned and tangled in power lines along the interstate service road west of Mikus Road.

Officials with DPS say the plane lost power for an unknown reason and crashed onto the north shoulder of I-20.

There were five people on board the aircraft, including children. All have been transported to local hospitals with injuries reported. Their conditions have not yet been released. Four ambulances from Lifecare EMS were called to the scene.

The crash sparked a small grass fire which firefighters were able to quickly contain.

The westbound I-20 service road is closed while law enforcement and transportation authorities investigate the scene. Expect activity for the next several hours.

Updates to follow.

Interstate 30 reopened following hours long closure for fatality crash in Royse City

Interstate 30 has been reopened following a serious crash involving multiple vehicles and semi trucks in Rockwall County.

Royse City PD say traffic had slowed on the roadway for an unknown reason when the driver of an 18-wheeler failed to slow and rear-ended another 18-wheeler at high speeds. This caused a chain reaction crash involving three other vehicles.

The driver of the 18-wheeler who caused the crash did not survive his injuries. All other injuries were non-life-threatening.

Lanes of westbound Interstate 30 were closed for at least four hours while police cleared up the scene.

Driver shot, injured by Grand Prairie police after ramming police cars, injuring one officer

The Grand Prairie Police Department and Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Officer Involved Shooting Team are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning along 161 near the Arkansas Lane exit.

At around 9:00am, Grand Prairie police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible intoxicated driver in the area of northbound 161 near Arkansas Lane. Officers located the Dodge pickup truck and attempted to stop the driver, but he led police on a short, low speed pursuit up 161 and the PGBT.

The driver exited off the PGBT at Marshall Drive and temporarily stopped. After stopping, he quickly accelerated his pickup truck and rammed multiple police cars, causing one of them to run off the road and into a fence.

Officers fired their weapons at the driver in an attempt to get him to stop. One of the bullets hit the driver in the wrist.

After a brief standoff, the driver surrendered to Grand Prairie police. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

One Grand Prairie police officer was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, a 58-year-old man from Arlington, has been arrested on a charge of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, a first degree felony. Additional charges are pending.

The officers involved in this shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation plays out.

Two people shot outside Fort Worth barber shop

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this evening outside an east Fort Worth barber shop.

Just before 7:00pm this evening, Fort Worth police were dispatched to the shopping center off Meadowbrook Blvd just east of Eastchase Parkway after shots rang out during a large fight.

A 9-1-1 caller at the Beirut cafe reported 15 men and women fighting in the parking lot. During the fight, shots were fired and at least two people were hit.

Paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital, but details regarding their injuries have not been released.

No suspect(s) are in custody at this time. Fort Worth’s gang unit is involved in the investigation.

Seven people, including four firefighters, hurt in gas explosion at Dallas apartments

Four Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighters and two civilians are seeking treatment at Parkland and Baylor hospitals following a gas explosion at an apartment complex in Dallas.

At around 10:21am, Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to an apartment complex at 5726 Highland Hills Drive for a gas leak. Firefighters smelled gas and confirm there was a leak in the area. While they were investigating, the leak exploded and severely damaged the two-story apartment building, resulting in a fire.

The explosion caused a partial collapse of the apartment building.

Four firefighters and three civilians were injured in the blast. All individuals were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Three firefighters are listed in critical condition. All others are stable.

There is no information on what caused the explosion, as this will be a joint investigation involving Dallas Fire-Rescue along with multiple local, state and federal agencies, to determine exactly what happened.

SWAT arrests man barricaded in south Arlington home

The Arlington Police Department SWAT team was mobilized to apprehend an armed and barricaded person inside a south Arlington home yesterday evening.

On Tuesday afternoon, deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office were serving a mental health warrant on an individual in the 6800 block of Blake Drive. The 35-year-old man refused to come out of the home, so deputies pulled back and regrouped a plan to execute the warrant.

While officers were regrouping, a family member stopped by the house to pick up some things. She told officers that while she was inside, the man pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the house.

The family member left and officers returned with Arlington PD’s SWAT team. At around 9:15pm last night, SWAT mobilized in the parking lot of nearby Life Apostolic Church with two armed personnel carriers and a command post. Officers were also utilizing a drone to surveil the suspect.

SWAT officers were able to get the man to surrender peacefully. He was arrested and transported to Arlington jail on a charge of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and two family violence assault charges.

Young driver arrested for hitting two Dallas County deputies along I-20

Two Dallas County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash earlier this morning along Interstate 20 in southwest Dallas.

At around 9:30am this morning, two sheriffs deputies had stopped a driver along the highway for a traffic violation when their patrol vehicle was hit by a passing pickup truck. The driver of the truck continued westbound on I-20 after hitting the officer’s car.

Both deputies were injured in the collision. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle involved in the traffic stop was also injured and taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Law enforcement tracked down the driver and arrested him. He has been identified as a 19-year-old man.

MOVE OVER or SLOW DOWN. It’s the law!

Fort Worth police arrest man responsible for killing, burning three people in dumpster

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man for the brutal killing, dismembering, and burning of three individuals found earlier this week in a Fort Worth dumpster.

As originally reported, Fort Worth firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive for a dumpster fire last Tuesday morning. After firefighters contained the blaze, they locate the charred remains of three individuals inside the dumpster. Homicide and crime scene detectives were requested to the scene.

Detectives went to work right away and found a potential suspect vehicle in the area as a 2005 – 2010 Jeep Cherokee SUV. They researched over 7,000 vehicles matching that description across DFW, eventually landing on a name familiar to detectives: Jason Thornburg.

Thornburg was identified as a suspect in a suspicious death case from May of this year. In that case, Fort Worth firefighters responded to an explosion at a house in the 4500 block of Valentine Street. The body of a 61-year-old man was found inside the residence. Thornburg was identified by detectives as a person of interest in his death.

Police ran surveillance on a house in Arlington and a motel in Euless where Thornburg frequently resided.

Cameras at the motel caught Thornburg loading several bins into his Cherokee from the motel room immediately before the dumpster fire was reported. Police believe the bins contained multiple body parts from the victims.

At around 5:30pm Monday, Fort Worth officers observed Thornburg at the residence in Arlington and approached him. He voluntarily agreed to an interview at Fort Worth PD headquarters.

Once at headquarters, he admitted his involvement in the triple homicide from last week. He also admitted to the Valentine Street suspicious death from May along with the killing of a woman out of state. According to the arrest warrant, Thornburg said he had in depth knowledge of the Bible and believed he was being called to commit sacrifices.

After the interview confession, police took him back to the motel in Euless and secured a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested Monday on multiple charges of Murder.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the details of this case and whether the suspect knew the victims. It was reported that the adult male victim had been living with Thornburg in the motel room for a few days, and he only knew the two female victims casually. Police originally believed one of the victims was a child, but have since learned it was an adult female.

Driver of Tesla hurt after high speed crash off I35W and onto 114

The Northlake Police Department is investigating a high speed crash that injured the driver of a Tesla sedan.

At around 6:45pm last night, Roanoke Fire and EMS along with Northlake police officers were called to the scene at Highway 114 and Interstate 35W, not far from Texas Motor Speedway. Firefighters extricated the driver from the wreckage and he was transported to Baylor Grapevine hospital for treatment of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation of the scene reveals the driver was traveling northbound on Interstate 35W at a high rate of speed when he lost control, went across the grassy median, and landed on Highway 114 below. Police say the driver was changing lanes rapidly.

Eastbound lanes of Highway 114 were closed while Northlake PD and the regional crash investigation team worked the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there were no other injuries.

The condition of the 21-year-old driver has not been released.

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