The Dallas Police Department and Texas Game Wardens are hunting for a coyote that critically injured a 2-year-old child earlier this morning.
At around 8:28am this morning, Dallas Police and Fire-Rescue were called to an animal attack at a home in the 9200 block of Royalpine Drive north of White Rock Lake. Paramedics transported the young child to a local hospital with critical injuries.
Officers determined the child was sitting on his front porch when the coyote attacked. A quick responding officer observed the coyote and fired shots at the animal, but it ran off into a wooded area. Police are actively searching the area for the coyote.
“All those who live or visits that area should be on alert and consider this animal extremely dangerous,” said Dallas PD.
Below is an actual picture of the coyote responsible for the attack. If you locate this coyote, you are asked to call 911.
At around 2:33pm this afternoon, Fort Worth PD received an alert of a stolen pickup truck from the area of E. Berry Street and S. Riverside Drive. Officers were dispatched to the area and located the pickup truck. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver took off.
The pursuit went northbound on I35W and eventually eastbound onto North Loop 820. As the driver was attempting to flee from officers, he crashed near the North Loop 820 and Denton Highway interchange.
Firefighters from Haltom City and Watauga responded to the scene for extrication. The suspect was extracted from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to a local trauma center with serious injuries. His condition has not been released.
Lanes of 820 were closed while police and emergency personnel responded to the scene.
The Arlington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight at a home in southwest Arlington.
Shortly after midnight, Arlington police were dispatched to shots fired at a residence in the 5300 block of Ivy Hill Drive. When officers arrived, they located three victims. They were all relatives.
An 84-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the house. An 41-year-old man and 67-year-old woman were transported to local hospitals, but the man died a few hours later at Medical City Arlington. The woman did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
Detectives say an unidentified suspect forced entry into the house and began firing shots. No arrests have been made at this time. At this point in the investigation, police believe it was not a random attack.
Anyone with information related to this homicide investigation is asked to contact Arlington Police Detective Williams at 817-459-5312. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a fatal helicopter crash that occurred earlier this morning along Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett.
At around 11:30am this morning, emergency responders from the Rowlett Fire and Police Departments responded to 5270 Grisham Drive at Lakeview Parkway after an aircraft fell from the sky. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the aircraft was fully involved with fire.
According to Flight Aware, the Robinson R-44 helicopter, owned by Sky Helicopters, Inc. out of Garland, took off from Ralph M. Hall Rockwall Municipal Airport at 11:13am and crashed at around 11:27am.
A video circulating on social media shows the tail rotor and cab of the helicopter falling to the ground after a major malfunction during flight. The NTSB and FAA will be investigating the precise caution of the accident.
According to Rowlett PD, two people died in the crash. Their identities have not yet been released.
Lanes of Lakeview Parkway were closed while emergency crews responded to the scene.
The Mansfield Police Department is investigating a serious crash that caused a major fire overnight at the Highway 360 and Highway 287 interchange.
At 1:07am this morning, Mansfield PD and Grand Prairie PD received 9-1-1 calls of a wrong way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 360 near Ragland Road.
A short time later, the vehicle was captured on the NTTA camera system and confirmed to be traveling the wrong direction.
As the driver passed under the Highway 287 bridge, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a gas pipeline behind the 7-11 Exxon station at Barrington Way and Highway 287. The impact of the collision caused a major explosion and fire.
Numerous firefighters from Mansfield FD responded to the scene. The driver was critically injured in the crash, sustaining significant burns and traumatic injuries. CareFlite was called to the scene and airlifted the driver to Parkland Hospital for treatment.
A large fire burned for hours as crews contained the situation and called for evacuations in the immediate area. At around 3:35am, gas flowing through the pipeline was shut off and the fire was put out. Evacuations were lifted around 4:00am.
Police say high speeds were a factor in the crash. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the investigation.
Numerous firefighters and emergency responders are on the scene or responding to the city of Jacksboro, Texas, approximately 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth, after a tornado has impacted the area.
At around 3:45pm, firefighters reported seeing the tornado as it tracked across Jack County and moved into western portions of Jacksboro.
Heavy damage to buildings and trees has been reported in several locations. Roof collapses have been reported in the W. College Street area. Trees are down across Highway 380 and potentially 281. Major damage has been reported at the high school.
All county fire departments have been dispatched to assist in the city.
We will be providing timestamped updates below.
4:15pm – EMS has been requested for a woman hit in the head by a flying object.
4:18pm – Gas leaks have been reported in the area. ATMOS requested for an emergency response.
4:27pm – Acid tank is leaking on Wesley Chapel, requesting HAZMAT response.
4:52pm – Fire and EMS commands have been set up. Jacksboro Fire Station is the command center.
The Texas Rangers is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier this morning at a home in Hurst.
At 2:06am, Hurst police officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Willow Street to investigate a shots fired call. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from a resident inside the house. They immediately retreated from the scene, established a perimeter, and called for assistance from NETCAST – North East Tarrant County Area SWAT Team.
While waiting for NETCAST officers and negotiators, the barricaded man continued to fire dozens of rounds at officers.
SWAT officers arrived at the scene and immediately began negotiating a peaceful surrender. After multiple failed attempts at negotiations, SWAT officers deployed tear gas, breached the house, and continue to negotiate with the suspect.
At around 8:35am, the resident exited the side of the house, brandishing a weapon and firing shots at SWAT officers. Multiple SWAT officers returned fire and struck the man.
Hurst paramedics staging nearby were called to the scene, but the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Texas Rangers are currently investigating this officer involved shooting.
The Dallas Fire Rescue is investigating a 2-alarm fire that occurred Friday evening at the Manor House apartments, 1222 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas.
At 6:33pm, Dallas firefighters received a fire alarm call from the high rise building. First arriving units found a column of black smoke showing from the top floor of a 25-story residential high rise. A 2nd alarm response was immediately requested to the scene.
Firefighters made way to the top floor and found heavy fire in the clubhouse / community room. The initiated fire attack and had the fire knocked down within an hour. No one was injured.
Investigators determined the fire started when someone set a couch on fire. The fire spread throughout the entire room.
The quick actions of firefighters limited the damage to the room where the fire started. No residences were impacted.