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Officers were not pursuing and did not spike vehicle before fatal crash, Irving police say

The Irving Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred over the weekend in the 600 block of North Belt Line Road near Conflans Road.

Police say two vehicles were traveling northbound on Belt Line when they collided, sending one of the vehicles into a spin. This vehicle crashed off the roadway and hit a tree. The violent impact from the collision caused the vehicle to wrap around the tree.

A passenger inside the car was pronounced deceased. The driver was not seriously hurt. A third passenger sustained serious injuries.

The identities have not yet been released, but police say everyone inside the vehicle was in the 18-19 year old range.

A post circulating on social media indicated Irving police spiked the vehicle immediately before the crash occurred. Irving Police Department confirms their officers were not in pursuit and did not use the tire deflation system on either vehicle.

Police are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Duncanville police kill armed man at kids camp and stop potential active shooter situation

At 8:43am this morning, Duncanville police officers were dispatched to the Duncanville Fieldhouse, located in the 1700 block of S. Main Street at Highway 67, for reports of a possible active shooter inside the building. At least one 9-1-1 caller reported hearing gunshots.

At 8:45am, first arriving Duncanville police officers immediately went into the building and began a search for the shooter while children and adults fled outside.

Officers quickly located the armed individual and engaged in a shootout with the suspect. He was shot at least once. Duncanville paramedics transported him to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates the suspect walked into the front door armed with a handgun. An employee encountered the man and at least one shot was fired by the suspect. Other employees immediately began locking doors to safeguard the children. Police say the man attempted to get into a classroom, but he was unsuccessful. The suspect then moved into the gymnasium where first-arriving officers exchanged gunshots with him.

The summer camp for 4 to 14-year-olds was beginning its second week with an average attendance of over 250 campers and staff, police say. Due to the clear-headed actions of staff and the quick response time of law enforcement, there were no additional injuries. DeSoto PD and Cedar Hill PD also responded to this incident.

Duncanville ISD assisted by providing safe transportation for children, moving them by school bus from the Fieldhouse to the Duncanville Recreation Center, which was established as a reunification center. As of this release, all the children have been picked up by parents or guardians.

The Texas Department of Public Safety will be handing the officer involved shooting investigation.

Two people shot and killed at apartment complex in southwest Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a homicide at The Club at Stonegate Apartments, 4100 Stonegate Blvd, on the southwest side of town.

At around 7:01am this morning, Fort Worth police were dispatched to a shooting at the apartments. A 9-1-1 caller mentioned shots were fired. When officers arrived, they located two deceased victims inside one of the apartment units.

Officers detained a suspect in the vicinity of the crime scene. He has since been arrested for a warrant unrelated to this incident. Investigators will be speaking with him further about the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

Woman abruptly swerved across highway before fatal crash, Irving police say

The Irving Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred along westbound Airport Freeway (Highway 183) near Belt Line Road Monday afternoon.

At around 3:00pm, Irving Fire/EMS and Police responded to the scene and located two vehicles with major damage.

Investigators say a driver was traveling in the far right lane when she abruptly swerved across all lanes of the highway, seemingly attempting to enter the express lanes at the last minute. In doing so, she collided with the yellow collapsing barrier. A second vehicle traveling in the fast lane then collided into her vehicle.

The driver of the first vehicle was transported to Parkland Hospital, but pronounced deceased. She has been identified as a 26-year-old from Dallas. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

Teen’s body recovered from Lake Worth

Officials have recovered the body of a 16-year-old male who drowned in Lake Worth on Monday evening.

Shortly before 8:00pm on Monday night, multiple emergency responders from the Fort Worth Fire Department, Fort Worth Police Department, MedStar EMS, Marshal’s Lake Patrol, and Texas Parks and Wildlife were called to the western shores of Lake Worth for a missing person in the water.

It was suspected that a teenage individual had waded out into the water and did not resurface. Agencies conducted a search and recovery operation until 10:30pm, but suspended the search until Tuesday morning. They located the teen’s body at 9:22am this morning near the 9700 block of Watercress Drive.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will rule on the official cause of death.

15-year-old struck, killed by vehicle on highway in Bedford

The Bedford Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred over the weekend along lanes of Highway 183.

On Saturday night, Bedford Police and Fire/EMS responded to a major accident in the 3000 block of State Highway 183 toll lanes near Forest Ridge Drive for a person struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a juvenile victim who had been struck by a vehicle.

Officers began administering life-saving measures until Bedford paramedics arrived at the scene. EMS transported him to Texas Health HEB hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as a 15-year-old male from Bedford.

The driver who struck him remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, Bedford police say.

The crash remains under investigation.

Adult and kids seriously hurt after crashed vehicle veers into them at Fort Worth intersection

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred at a south Fort Worth intersection Sunday evening.

At 5:41pm, several Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar units responded to a crash involving multiple injuries at McCart Ave and Sycamore School Road.

Officials say two vehicles collided in the intersection, causing one of them to veer and hit a group of pedestrians. This group included an adult and three children.

Medstar transported all four victims to a local hospital. The adult and two of the children suffered critical injuries, police say.

Fort Worth PD is investigating the crash.

14-year-old killed in shooting at Old East Dallas park

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight Saturday at the Old East Dallas Work Yard Park, 4900 Alton Avenue, in Old East Dallas.

Just before 1:00am, Dallas police were called to the park after shots were fired near the playground area.

Emergency responders located a 14-year-old juvenile male victim with critical injuries. A 19-year-old male victim was also shot in the hand. Both were transported by Dallas paramedics to a local hospital where the juvenile was pronounced deceased.

Police believe there was a gathering of teens at the park when the shots rang out. No suspects are in custody at this time.

Homicide detectives are actively working this incident. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective John Valdez at 214-671-3623 or by email at john.valdez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 099666-2022.

NEW: Man hid in 18-wheeler wind deflector for nearly 500 miles before fatal incident in Midlothian

The Midlothian Police Department has released an update regarding the fatal incident from last Friday night, May 27.

As reported on DFW Scanner, Midlothian police responded to a person laying in the middle of Railport Parkway near Highway 67 last night Friday just before 10:00pm. When emergency personnel arrived, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators located surveillance footage showing the victim, a 51-year-old man, climbing onto an 18-wheeler at a fueling station in Edinburg, Texas, a city in the Rio Grande Valley. He hid in the semi truck’s wind deflector for nearly 500 miles as the truck operator traveled nonstop to a Target distribution center in Midlothian. When the truck operator exited Railport Parkway, it is believed the man attempted to get off the 18-wheeler, but was overrun by the semi’s rear wheels.

The driver of the semi truck was unaware the man had climbed onto his truck. He is currently cooperating with investigators.

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be forwarded to the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office for review.

13-year-old killed in Fort Worth shooting

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday morning at an apartment complex on the east side of town.

Police were called to the Woodhaven Hills Condominiums at 6050 Stoneybrook Drive for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 13-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Medstar paramedics transported him to Cook Children’s Medical Center, but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital just after 12:30pm.

Detectives have interviewed the individual responsible for the shooting as well as additional witnesses. At this time, no arrests have been made. Homicide units continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.

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