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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.

Significant damage reported along I35E in Ellis County after tornado hit

Multiple emergency responders are currently responding to a major incident on Interstate 35E near Johnson Road between Waxahachie and Forreston in Ellis County.

At around 9:00pm, a tornado crossed the highway at the given location. The tornado has flipped at least two 18-wheelers and reports of people trapped in the wreckage.

All lanes of northbound and southbound I35E are currently blocked in this area due to significant damage.

Updates to follow.

Body found in apartment pool believed to be missing autistic boy

The Dallas Police Department is investigating an unfortunate incident involving a young autistic child.

On Friday morning, 8-year-old Keydall Jones was reported missing. He was last seen at an apartment complex in the 13600 block of Montfort Drive. Dallas police issued a Critical Missing Person alert since Keydall was autistic and nonverbal.

Officers and K-9 searched the area throughout the day Friday and into the evening hours, but he was not located.

At around 8:00am today (Saturday), officers discovered a body in the apartment complex swimming pool. Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

Although the victim has not yet been identified, those close to the situation indicate it is the missing boy. Positive identification will be released by officials when confirmed.

Three killed in high speed crash outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight in the 1300 block of E. Randol Mill Road outside of AT&T Stadium.

Multiple AFD, EMS, and APD units were called to the scene around 1:42am. When paramedics arrived, they located three individuals deceased inside the vehicle. The driver was alive and transported to a local hospital with major injuries.

Traffic investigators say the vehicle was traveling west on Randol Mill Road towards Collins Street when the driver lost control and collided with a tree on the north side of the roadway. Speed was likely a contributing factor in the crash. Investigators also say the driver may have been impaired.

The identities of the three men have not been released.

19-year-old woman killed in shooting on I35E in Denton; suspect arrested

The Denton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon along the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E near McCormick Street.

At around 1:45pm, Denton PD and FD/EMS were notified of a possible domestic situation on the highway. A man was seen shoving a bloody woman into a car on the highway. Officers arrived and found the woman, who had been shot. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital, but she was pronounced deceased.

Officers closed Interstate 35E after receiving reports that the man fled the area on foot. Their search led them to meet with a nearby resident who had helped the suspect call for an Uber. The resident was unaware that the man had just committed a crime.

The suspect was tracked through Uber and subsequently arrested by the Dallas PD when the Uber arrived at the destination. He has been identified as a 22-year-old male suspect, now charged with Murder.

The victim has been identified as a 19-year-old woman from Denton.

“We are thankful our officers acted quickly in this situation and were able to track the suspect even after he left the City limits. Additionally, we are grateful for our partnerships with the community and with Dallas PD, who directly contributed to this arrest. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim, who is not being identified at this time.” – Denton PD

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.

Man drowns while working in neighborhood at Eagle Mountain Lake

The law enforcement division of the Tarrant Regional Water District is investigating a drowning that occurred yesterday in the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake neighborhood.

At around 4:15pm on Wednesday afternoon, multiple emergency responders were called to the 7000 block of The Resort Blvd off Morris Dido Newark Road for a water rescue.

According to the TRWD Police Department, a man was operating a skid steer loader near a residential canal when the machinery became submerged in water. The operator was unable to escape, and efforts by other construction personnel to save him were unsuccessful.

TRWD Police Officers conducted a search of the area utilizing a sonar equipped patrol boat. The man’s body was recovered about two and a half hours later.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as a 26-year-old man from Houston.

The cause and manner of death is pending official autopsy and death investigators report, however, the incident appears to be and accident and the investigation is ongoing.

[UPDATED] Eight people shot, one fatally, after dispute at Dallas nightclub

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and a total of seven people injured.

At around 1:30am this morning, Dallas police officers were called to an active shooter at the PrymeBar Dallas, 10333 Technology Blvd. Dozens of police quickly responded to the scene and located eight people shot.

Dallas paramedics transported all victims to the hospital where one woman was pronounced deceased.

Officials say two groups of people were engaged in a dispute inside the nightclub. One person started firing a weapon during the dispute, and then fled the scene after the shooting.

Dallas PD are still investigating the incident.

UPDATE – Police now say eight (8) people were shot in the incident.

Man arrested after stabbing, strangling people following crash in Carrollton

The Carrollton Police Department has arrested a 26-year-old man after he reportedly stabbed two people and strangled a third following a crash along Interstate 35E this evening.

Around 5:00pm this evening, a crash occurred in the express lanes of Interstate 35E near Valwood Drive. Witnesses say the suspect got out of his vehicle and started yelling at the other drivers involved in the crash. He then start assaulting them, causing non-life-threatening stab injuries to two people.

The suspect was also injured in the assault.

All injured persons were transported by Carrollton paramedics to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, none of which are reported to be life-threatening.

“Detectives ask that anyone who recorded either the crash or the assaults that followed contact them at 972-466-3333.”

Man recovered from Grapevine Lake after crashing car into water

The Texas Parks and Wildlife division is investigating a fatality accident involving a vehicle that crashed into Grapevine Lake on Wednesday.

Grapevine Police Department and Fire Department were called to the Silver Lake Marina, 2500 Fairway Drive, on Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into the water. Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene, but the vehicle was already submerged.

Officials say the driver, a 31-year-old man from Hurst, crashed his vehicle into the water at the Silver Lake Marina boat ramp. Law enforcement is still investigating whether the crash was an accident or an intentional act.

Game Wardens, firefighters, and recovery personnel pulled the vehicle out of the water and recovered the driver’s body.

There is no additional information available at this time.

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