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NEW: Grapevine road rage shooting injures woman; suspect arrested

The Grapevine Police Department is working to identify the driver responsible for a road rage shooting during rush hour.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023, a 27-year-old woman was entering the southbound lanes of SH-121 from Bass Pro Drive when she and a man driving another vehicle became involved in a road rage incident.

The man pointed a small pistol at her and fired. The bullet went through the woman’s neck. She was able to safely pull over on the shoulder as the man kept driving away.

Paramedics transported the woman to the hospital. Her injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

The shooter is described as a white man with brown hair. He was driving a dark gray, newer-model Mazda CX9 SUV.

Detectives are working to locate any surveillance videos in the area that may have captured the suspect’s license plate or other identifying information. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Grapevine Police at: 817-410-3900.

UPDATE – The Grapevine Police Department arrested a suspect overnight in connection to Friday’s road rage shooting.  

Officers served a warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Brandon Leotta Rutt early Saturday morning on April 1, 2023.  

Rutt is currently in the Grapevine Detention Center awaiting transport to the Tarrant County Jail, where he will be arraigned by a judge. The Euless man faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  

On Friday, March 31, 2023, a 27-year-old woman was entering the southbound lanes of SH-121 from Bass Pro Drive when she and a man driving another vehicle became involved in a road rage incident.  

The man pointed a small pistol at her and fired. The bullet went through the woman’s neck. She was able to safely pull over on the shoulder as the man kept driving away. The woman’s injuries are not life-threatening, and she was able to provide a suspect and vehicle description to detectives from the hospital.  

Grapevine police immediately began searching for more details on the shooter’s vehicle. Using information from both the victim and a witness, detectives were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect vehicle. Grapevine detectives worked throughout the night to obtain evidence and ensure they had the correct suspect. Since the arrest, detectives have located additional evidence near the suspect’s home.  

The Grapevine Police Department is committed to providing a safe community for citizens, businesses and visitors. The swift identification and arrest of a suspect in this case is a direct result of that commitment and dedication to those we protect. The Department gives a special thanks to the victim and witness for providing key details in the case, and to all of the detectives and professional staff who worked tirelessly to aid in this arrest. 

West firefighter killed, two DPS Troopers injured after 18-wheeler crashes into scene

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at approximately 12:57 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers were providing traffic control along with the West Fire Department for a vehicle fire on northbound IH-35 near mile marker 354 in West.

The inside lane was shut down with traffic control devices, a fire truck, and two DPS patrol units. A Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer traveling on the inside lane disregarded the traffic control devices and struck the fire truck and two patrol units.

A West firefighter was struck by a vehicle during the crash. The firefighter was transported to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

The two troopers were transported to the Baylor Scott and White in Waco to be treated for injuries sustained from the crash.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Northbound lanes of I35 are closed in this area.

The slow down or move over law requires drivers to move over a lane or slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles, law enforcement, tow trucks, utility service vehicles, TxDOT vehicles or other highway construction or maintenance vehicles using visual signals or flashing lights activated on the roadside. On roadways with posted speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less, drivers must reduce their speed to 5 miles per hour (Texas Transportation Code 545.157).

NEW: Five children, one adult transported to hospitals in critical condition after CO emergency at Fort Worth home

Shortly after 8:00pm tonight a 911 call came in to the Fort Worth Fire Department from a child who lived in the 8300 block of Orleans Lane in south Fort Worth for a carbon monoxide investigation.

When crews arrived on scene they were met at the door by the 911 caller who stated her mom wasn’t acting right and then collapsed right in front of them. Firefighters quickly scanned the home and noticed several other children lying on the floor around the residence. The crew quickly ran into the house to start grabbing everyone they could find to bring them outside to safety. After they believed they got everyone out they went back to the firetruck to put on their protective equipment to perform a secondary search to make sure no one was left inside.

In total five children and one adult from the home were transported to local hospitals in critical condition.

In addition five firefighters were transported as well with elevated levels of carbon monoxide in their blood stream due to their quick life saving actions.

A vehicle left running in the garage was found to be the reason for the high levels of carbon monoxide inside the home.

DeSoto police shoot, kill armed burglar outside home

A burglary suspect is deceased following a late-morning officer-involved shooting by DeSoto Police in the 300 block of Polk Street.

Police responded to a call at 11:38am Monday from a resident reporting a burglary at their home. According to the 9-1-1 call, an unknown man had entered their residence brandishing an unknown item. Police encountered the armed suspect outside the home, and an officer fired on the suspect as he advanced toward the officer.

The 47-year-old male suspect was pronounced deceased.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

Grand Prairie PD’s Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team is assisting with the investigation.

One person killed in southeast Fort Worth shooting

Fort Worth PD is investigating a homicide near the intersection of Miller Avenue and Martin Street.

At 6:37pm, Fort Worth officers responded to a person shot at the location.

One person was transported to a local hospital with CPR in progress, but pronounced deceased on arrival.

FWPD confirms they are investigating this as a homicide. Expect heavy police activity in this area.

Woman last seen in Dallas found dead in Fort Worth creek bed

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman’s body was located along the Trinity River creek bed.

At 8:52am last Thursday, March 23rd, Fort Worth police responded to reports of a body under a bridge along Precinct Line Road near the Randol Mill roundabout.

Officers located the body of an adult female, now publicly identified by police as Janeecia “Nene” Mason.

Dallas PD says Mason was last seen in their city.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Sones at 817-392-4404.

Everman police need public’s help in search for missing 6-year-old

On March 20, Everman Police Department received word from Child Protective services regarding the welfare concern of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, a 6-year-old child who lived in Everman with his mother and four biological siblings and two half-siblings. An anonymous tipster reported they had not seen Noel since November of last year.

Everman officers responded to the family home in the 3700 block of Wisteria to conduct a welfare check on the boy. They spoke with Noel’s mother who told them he had been living with his biological father in Mexico since November. There were no immediate concerns to warrant a further investigation.

The information was shared with Child Protective services.

On March 23, Child Protective services reached back out to Everman PD and advised they had spoken with multiple other family members who had not heard from Noel since November of last year. They expressed significant concern for the child’s welfare. CPI was able to track down the biological father in Mexico who did not have custody, and informed authorities he was unable to even meet him due to a prior deportation out of the United States. Records from the Homeland Security supported his statements.

Additionally, CPI investigators attempted to make contact with Noel’s siblings at the school, but they were absent. Authorities confirm there have been previous issues with the mother.

On March 24, an arrest warrant was issued for Noel’s mother for false reporting of a missing child.

Based upon the totality of the circumstances, an Amber Alert was issued for Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez.

At around 9:00pm Saturday evening, Everman police learned Noel’s mother, her husband, and the other siblings had fled the country on a Turkish flight to Istanbul, just prior to the issuance of the Amber Alert. Noel was not listed as a passenger on that flight.

Based on this information, the Amber Alert was discontinued and an Endangered Missing Persons Alert was issued through Texas DPS.

His mother is not cooperating with authorities.

Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez is significantly disabled. He suffers from developmental disorders, physical disabilities, and chronic lung disease.

Police have taken possession of a vehicle at DFW Airport where a travel visa was located.

Everman PD requests anyone with information to contact them at 817-293-2923. Any information is appreciated.

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.

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.

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