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NEW: Security guard shot, killed by car burglar at upscale Dallas shopping center

On May 19, 2023 at approximately 3:25pm, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 8200 block of Westchester.

The preliminary investigation determined that a security guard was shot at the location. The security guard confronted a male suspect breaking into a car at the Preston Center parking garage. A fight broke out, and the suspect shot the security guard.

The security guard was taken to a local hospital where he died.

The suspect, identified only as a black male, left the scene in a gold sedan.

The investigation is ongoing.

Barricaded man taken into custody after incident in Crowley area

On Friday, May 19, 2023, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident in the 10300 block of Fort Teran Trail.

The caller told dispatch that she and her husband were having an argument and the husband assaulted her. She also said he was armed with a gun.

Crowley PD was first on scene, according to Tarrant County SO. When they arrived, the suspect, a 40-year-old man, walked into the garage of the home and closed the door.

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called out to assist. At approximately 12:00 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody with no further incident. He’s been booked into the Tarrant County Jail. He is charged with Assault Family Violence/Impeding Breath and an additional outstanding felony warrant.

18-wheeler driver killed in Ellis County crash

At 10:39am, multiple emergency responders from Alma VFD, Ennis FD, Ellis County EMS, and TxDPS responded to the scene of a major accident on northbound I45 near FM 1183 in southern Ellis County.

The preliminary investigation determined the driver of an 18-wheeler failed to control his speed while changing lanes and rear-ended a second 18-wheeler. Impact from the collision caused the first 18-wheeler to overturn and catch fire.

The driver of the first 18-wheeler was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Houston. The other driver, a 51-year-old man from Conroe, was hurt, but not seriously.

DPS originally stated this was a double fatality crash; however, they now say only the one driver died.

Lanes of I45 were closed for several hours while crews cleared up the wreckage. The lanes have all been reopened.

Man shoots son, stepdaughter at Mansfield home

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 10:40 p.m., the Mansfield Police Department responded to a shooting call on Arabian Court. Upon arrival, officers determined that the incident was a domestic.

They located the suspect identified as a 52-year-old male inside of the residence and he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers located a 13-year-old male and a 21-year-old female with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both transported to the hospital by Mansfield medics.

Based upon the investigation, detectives determined that the suspect had an argument with his wife and assaulted her. At that point, he retrieved a handgun and went into his son’s bedroom and shot him while he was sleeping and then proceeded into his stepdaughter’s bedroom and shot her. The wife was able to get out of the house and the stepdaughter called 911. Both victims have undergone surgery overnight and are listed in serious but stable condition.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are still trying to determine what led up to the
shooting. The suspect was transported to jail and was charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault Family Violence Serious Bodily Injury.

Man running from Garland police falls down embankment, dies

On Tuesday, Garland police officers stopped a vehicle for not displaying registration. During the investigation, the driver sped off and officers engaged in a very brief vehicle pursuit. The officers terminated the pursuit and lost sight of the driver.

A very short time later the driver was seen by a different officer parking his vehicle and getting out on foot. This officer notified dispatch and attempted to locate the driver.

Officers were checking the wooded area and discovered a steep embankment that lead to a creek. At the bottom of the embankment officers located the male subject, suffering from head trauma. It appears the male may have fallen down the embankment while attempting to conceal himself from officers.

Life-saving measures were deployed but the male did not survive.

Officers were not actively chasing the male before he fell from the embankment.

The investigation is ongoing.

18-year-old killed in Arlington crash after running red light

On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 5:57 p.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of W. Green Oaks Boulevard and Waterview Drive.

Witnesses told officers the driver of a vehicle was traveling northbound along Green Oaks Blvd and ran a red light, colliding with a pickup truck that was traveling eastbound along Waterview Drive. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to strike a light pole in the median and roll multiple times.

The driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup was treated on scene by paramedics and released.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Allen mass shooter was armed with 8 weapons, officials say

Law enforcement authorities held a press conference this afternoon to update the public on the latest information regarding the mass shooting investigation in Allen.

According to Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, the crime scene investigation has concluded and the property has been turned back over to its owners. Police assisted 1,100 patrons retrieve their vehicles from the property.

“Everyone did what they had to do,” said TxDPS Regional Director Hank Sibley, complementing the swift action by the Allen police officer at the mall who stopped the shooter. The officer has not yet been publicly identified, citing the current investigation. Officials say the officer responded immediately upon hearing shots and within minutes killed the shooter.

The shooter has been identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia from Dallas. FBI has conducted searches of his parents’ residence in Dallas and his own hotel residence. They have obtained numerous pieces of evidence to examine for their investigation.

The shooter had no criminal history. He was in the U.S. Army; however, he was “separated” from the military before his basic training had concluded. “There were some questions about his fitness for duty,” Director Sibley said. He also had a private security license, but had not worked in private security for years.

He was armed with a total of 8 weapons: 3 on him and 5 in his vehicle. A photo from the scene indicates he was armed with at least one long gun and several magazines strapped to his tactical vest. All weapons were legally obtained. ATF is running checks to see if these weapons were used in any additional crimes.

On motive, “We simply don’t know,” said Director Sibley. “That is what the investigation is trying to figure out.”

“We do know that he had Neo-Nazi ideations. He had patches and tattoos. Even his signature verified that. That is one thing we do know.”

Authorities are working to access his computer and social media to learn more about his beliefs and ideologies.

“It looks like he targeted the location, not specific types of people. He just shot people,” said Director Sibley.

Officials believe he acted alone, but they are keeping an open mind while they work through their investigation.

An official GoFundMe has been set up for the victims and their families.

The victims had been identified as the following:

Female, age 11, Sachse, TX
Female, age 8, Sachse, TX
Male, age 37, Dallas, TX
Female, age 35, Dallas, TX
Male, age 3, Dallas, TX
Male, age 23, Nevada, TX
Male, age 32, Dallas, TX
Female, age 26, McKinney, TX

Allen PD has shared this webpage for folks who need access to crisis support.

Latest updates on the Allen mass shooting

At 3:36 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, an Allen Police Department officer on an unrelated call heard gunshots at Allen Premium Outlets.

A dashcam video from a nearby driver shows the suspect get out of a Dodge Charger parked at the end of a parking aisle, and open fire outside of the building.

The officer engaged the suspect and killed him. He then called for emergency personnel.

Officers clearing the stores reported multiple victims at the H&M outlet store. Videos of the scene show the victims outside of the building.

Nine victims were transported to local hospitals by Allen Fire Department.

A multi-agency response helped secure the mall. There is no longer an active threat.

A reunification point has been created on Chelsea Boulevard.

An additional press conference is planned for later this evening. We will provide updates at that time.

UPDATE: Authorities with Allen FD confirm 7 individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene, including the shooter. 9 people were transported to area hospitals. Of those 9, two have succumbed to their injuries. Three are in critical condition and four are in stable condition.

Denton police looking for driver involved in fatal motorcycle crash

The Denton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that left the scene of Sunday’s fatal motorcycle crash on Robinson Road.

At 9:03 p.m. Sunday, April 30, officers responded to a major crash on Robinson Road near the Lakewood Estates mobile home park entrance. Multiple callers reported that a motorcycle had crashed into the back of an SUV. The motorcyclist, later identified as a 19-year-old man, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Evidence at the crash scene indicated that a third vehicle was involved. The preliminary investigation shows that an unknown vehicle initially rear-ended the motorcycle, then left.

Traffic investigators are examining evidence to determine the make and model of the suspect vehicle, which likely sustained front-end damage. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any information regarding the suspect vehicle, is asked to email Officer Arshia Ladha or call 940-349-8970.

Man armed with machete shot, killed by McKinney police

At 5:17am this morning, McKinney PD received the first of several 9-1-1 calls regarding an ongoing disturbance involving an armed man at the American Inn Motel, 205 W. University Drive.

When McKinney officers arrived, they located the suspect and observed he was armed with a machete.

Officers gave multiple commands to drop the weapon, but the suspect did not comply. The suspect advanced towards the officers, leading them to shoot the man.

Paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation into this officer involved shooting is ongoing.

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