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Man was stalking, harassing woman before she was found dead in her crashed car, Fort Worth police say

The Fort Worth Police Department has released an arrest affidavit with additional details regarding the shooting and crash that occurred last week along Highway 183.

Last Tuesday night, emergency responders were called to the area of Highway 183 and Amon Carter for a major accident. When officers arrived, they located a woman fatally shot in the crashed vehicle along the highway median.

Homicide detectives made contact with her job at a night club where they learned she was being stalked and harassed by a frequent patron of the establishment, now identified as 54-year-old Stanley Szeliga.

The victim had found a tracking device on her personal vehicle, and notified her manager about it. She was frightened because he was known to be stalking and harassing her.

Detectives tracked Stanley to an apartment in the Irving area. They obtained a search warrant for his apartment after multiple attempts to meet him were unsuccessful. As officers attempted to gain their way into his apartment, he stabbed himself in the neck. He was treated for the stab wound and later transferred to Tarrant County jail on a Murder charge.

Fort Worth PD continue to investigate the incident.

Homeowner shoots, kills man banging on front door, Saginaw police say

The Saginaw Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at a house in the 600 block of Babbling Brook Drive.

Just before 4:00am, Saginaw officers responded to a shots fired call at the home. The found a man laying face down on the porch with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators spoke with the homeowner who was awaken by the man beating on the front door of the home. The homeowner did not recognize the man, and told him to leave. The man walked away, but turned around and “rushed” the front door, according to police. That’s when the homeowner fired multiple shots.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Police are investigating whether any charges are necessary.

This is the second fatal shooting within the last week in Saginaw. The first occurred last Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of Oak Hollow Trail when a homeowner shot and killed a young man who was reportedly attempting to break into the house. Details here.

Multiple people hurt after small plane crashes along I-20 near Weatherford

Multiple agencies including the Weatherford Fire Department, Hudson Oaks Police Department, Lifecare EMS, Texas Department of Public Safety, FAA, and more are investigating a plane crash in the area of Interstate 20 and Mikus Road.

Reports indicate the small aircraft when down around 7:00pm near the Parker County Airport-WEA. TxDOT cameras in the area show the aircraft overturned and tangled in power lines along the interstate service road west of Mikus Road.

Officials with DPS say the plane lost power for an unknown reason and crashed onto the north shoulder of I-20.

There were five people on board the aircraft, including children. All have been transported to local hospitals with injuries reported. Their conditions have not yet been released. Four ambulances from Lifecare EMS were called to the scene.

The crash sparked a small grass fire which firefighters were able to quickly contain.

The westbound I-20 service road is closed while law enforcement and transportation authorities investigate the scene. Expect activity for the next several hours.

Updates to follow.

Woman found shot, killed in crashed vehicle along Fort Worth highway

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 22-year-old driver that occurred on Tuesday evening.

At 8:39pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of a major accident along eastbound Airport Freeway (Highway 183) near Amon Carter Blvd. Upon arrival, officers located a woman shot and killed in a crashed vehicle along the highway median.

The 22-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was a resident of Wichita Falls.

At this time, authorities have not stated if this was a result of road rage.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating this incident.

Couple found murdered in Plano home; suspect arrested

The Richardson and Plano Police Departments are investigating a murder that occurred Wednesday evening at a house in the 5800 block of Mulvane Drive.

At approximately 7:30pm, Richardson police received a call that a murder had occurred in their city. Officers responded to the residence given by the 9-1-1 caller, but there was no contact at the house.

Richardson officers then responded to a residence on Mulvane Drive in Plano. Police did not release what led officers to this home after checking the first location.

When Richardson officers arrived on Mulvane Drive, they found the front door open at the home. A man and a woman were found inside the house, both deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers tracked down the suspect to Wylie, Texas where he was taken into custody without incident.

Plano Police Detectives in the Crimes Against Persons Unit have begun their investigation. This incident is currently ongoing.

Intoxicated driver caused crash that killed three people, including pregnant woman and baby, in Mansfield, police say

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged with three (3) counts of Intoxication Manslaughter and three (3) counts of Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Accident Involving Death after a three-car crash Saturday morning in Mansfield.

At around 7:30am on Saturday morning, the driver of a vehicle stopped on the service road of southbound Highway 360 just before Holland Road after experiencing car trouble. A second vehicle had stopped directly behind the first car to render assistance.

While they were working on the vehicle, the driver of an SUV collided into the back of the second car which then collided with the disabled car. After the collision, the driver of the SUV ran away on foot.

A 28-year-old man working on the vehicle was trapped underneath the car. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene. A pregnant woman, who was the mother of the man’s unborn child, was severely hurt in the crash. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital and delivered the baby, but unfortunately the mother and her baby did not make it.

Mansfield police officers found and arrested the 31-year-old man who caused the chain reaction crash. Field sobriety tests were conducted and he was determined to be intoxicated.

The Mansfield Police Department is leading the investigation into the crash while the Arlington Police Department is leading the investigation into the DWI case and will file the criminal charges against the suspect.

Five people shot in two separate shootings in east Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred earlier this morning on the east side of town.

At around 3:40am, Fort Worth police were dispatched to a shooting in the 4200 block of Miller Avenue. Reports came in of a crowd of vehicles that had gathered and started firing shots. Officers did not locate any victims at the scene; however, at 4:14am, officers were notified that three gunshot wound victims arrived at a local hospital related to this incident. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No one is in custody at this time.

At around 4:23am, Fort Worth police were called to a shooting in the 5600 block of Meadowbrook Drive. A large crowd was fighting near a local bar and shots were fired. Two people were hit. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No one is in custody at this time.

While both of these shootings occurred around the same time and in the general area, police have confirmed they are unrelated.

Driver shot, injured by Grand Prairie police after ramming police cars, injuring one officer

The Grand Prairie Police Department and Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Officer Involved Shooting Team are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning along 161 near the Arkansas Lane exit.

At around 9:00am, Grand Prairie police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible intoxicated driver in the area of northbound 161 near Arkansas Lane. Officers located the Dodge pickup truck and attempted to stop the driver, but he led police on a short, low speed pursuit up 161 and the PGBT.

The driver exited off the PGBT at Marshall Drive and temporarily stopped. After stopping, he quickly accelerated his pickup truck and rammed multiple police cars, causing one of them to run off the road and into a fence.

Officers fired their weapons at the driver in an attempt to get him to stop. One of the bullets hit the driver in the wrist.

After a brief standoff, the driver surrendered to Grand Prairie police. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

One Grand Prairie police officer was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, a 58-year-old man from Arlington, has been arrested on a charge of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, a first degree felony. Additional charges are pending.

The officers involved in this shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation plays out.

Dallas firefighter injured while rescuing woman from burning apartment

A Dallas firefighter has been hospitalized with a “lower body injury” after falling from a ladder while rescuing a woman from a burning apartment building.

At around 9:23am this morning, Dallas Fire Rescue was dispatched to the Legends of Lake Highlands Apartments, 11151 Lake Highlands Drive, in northeast Dallas for a fire. Firefighters arrived within minutes and located heavy smoke showing from the building.

Firefighters immediately deployed hose lines to contain the fire. As they were doing so, it was reported that residents were trapped inside.

During the rescue efforts, a Dallas firefighter was assisting a female resident when the firefighter fell off the ladder. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital, but is expected to be OK.

Multiple ambulances were called to the scene for injuries. Two residents were taken to local hospitals for burn injuries. A third resident was treated and released at the scene.

Investigators say the fire originated in one of the apartment unit’s kitchen. The specific cause is still under investigation.

Fort Worth police arrest man responsible for killing, burning three people in dumpster

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man for the brutal killing, dismembering, and burning of three individuals found earlier this week in a Fort Worth dumpster.

As originally reported, Fort Worth firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive for a dumpster fire last Tuesday morning. After firefighters contained the blaze, they locate the charred remains of three individuals inside the dumpster. Homicide and crime scene detectives were requested to the scene.

Detectives went to work right away and found a potential suspect vehicle in the area as a 2005 – 2010 Jeep Cherokee SUV. They researched over 7,000 vehicles matching that description across DFW, eventually landing on a name familiar to detectives: Jason Thornburg.

Thornburg was identified as a suspect in a suspicious death case from May of this year. In that case, Fort Worth firefighters responded to an explosion at a house in the 4500 block of Valentine Street. The body of a 61-year-old man was found inside the residence. Thornburg was identified by detectives as a person of interest in his death.

Police ran surveillance on a house in Arlington and a motel in Euless where Thornburg frequently resided.

Cameras at the motel caught Thornburg loading several bins into his Cherokee from the motel room immediately before the dumpster fire was reported. Police believe the bins contained multiple body parts from the victims.

At around 5:30pm Monday, Fort Worth officers observed Thornburg at the residence in Arlington and approached him. He voluntarily agreed to an interview at Fort Worth PD headquarters.

Once at headquarters, he admitted his involvement in the triple homicide from last week. He also admitted to the Valentine Street suspicious death from May along with the killing of a woman out of state. According to the arrest warrant, Thornburg said he had in depth knowledge of the Bible and believed he was being called to commit sacrifices.

After the interview confession, police took him back to the motel in Euless and secured a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested Monday on multiple charges of Murder.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the details of this case and whether the suspect knew the victims. It was reported that the adult male victim had been living with Thornburg in the motel room for a few days, and he only knew the two female victims casually. Police originally believed one of the victims was a child, but have since learned it was an adult female.

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