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NEW: Shooter down after actively firing at Arlington car dealership

At around 6:30pm this evening, Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department, and Arlington EMS all responded to reports of an active shooter at Vandergriff Honda, 1104 W. I20 Highway.

Police arrived and the shooter was neutralized. The shooter was transported to an area hospital.

No officers were injured in the shooting. No civilians or employees of the dealership were hurt.

The scene is secure, but still very active. Police will be investigating the scene throughout the night.

Updates to follow.

Suspect shoots at Dallas officers, flees, flips vehicle, and dies in shootout

On September 24, 2023, at about 12:40 am, Dallas Police covert officers were on a routine investigation at Barnes Ridge Road and El Capitan when they spotted a stolen vehicle. The preliminary investigation determined the officers called for uniformed officers to make a traffic stop.

When officers approached the suspect, he pulled out a handgun and fired at officers. Officers returned fire.

The suspect sped from the scene. Officers pursued, the suspect lost control of the car, flipping the vehicle.  As officers approached the wrecked vehicle, the suspect shot at officers again. Officers returned fire again and the suspect was hit.

The suspect died from his injuries.

A woman was inside the vehicle when the suspect crashed; she was not injured.

No officers were injured.

Arlington motor officer killed in Dallas crash while riding motorcycle into work

Early Thursday morning, the Arlington Police Department was notified that an APD officer was involved in a crash near I-20 and Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas as he was heading into work for the day.

That employee, Officer Darrin McMichael, Badge #1805, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.

Officer McMichael was a 24-year veteran of the Arlington Police Department and a dedicated member of our Motorcycle Unit, where he’d honorably served for the last 13 years. He also served as a patrol officer and as a detective in our North Patrol District during his APD career.

Officer McMichael’s wife is also a police officer with Arlington PD. Unfortunately she was driving behind him at the time of the crash, and witnessed the tragic accident.

“Officer Darrin McMichael was a respected and beloved member of our APD family,” said Chief of Police Al Jones. “We are heartbroken and we are hurting. This is a devastating loss that will be felt for a long time. Please pray for his wife, who is also an APD employee, his family, his friends, and his APD family. They need all the support they can get right now.”

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Unit is actively investigating the accident. They are seeking the community’s assistance in locating and identifying a dark-colored Dodge/Chrysler-type vehicle and the identity of the driver that was involved in the accident and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Chaney at 214-589-2323.

North Richland Hills police arrest 18-year-old who brought loaded handgun to football game

An 18-year-old man from Haltom City was arrested yesterday evening and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds after he brought a loaded weapon to the Birdville Fine Arts Athletics Complex during a football game.

Around 9 p.m., school administration alerted officers that an individual believed to have a weapon had been pointed out to them. NRHPD Officers working off duty, alongside BISD Safety and Security, located the man and began speaking with him. He was detained, and a handgun with an extended magazine was found inside his waistband. The man was arrested and transported to the NRH Joint Detention Facility for booking.

“While it is unlawful to possess this firearm on school grounds, we have not discovered evidence to support any planned act of violence by the man or any other person,” said NRH PD in a statement.

“The NRHPD appreciates the tipsters who alerted officials. This is a reminder to the community that if you see something suspicious, say something. The tip allowed officers to investigate, locate the weapon, and keep those attending the game safe.”

Man found dead in Garland; person of interest, subject of Amber Alert, now in custody

On August 29, just after 10:00 AM, Garland police officers were dispatched to 342 West Oates Road, Audubon Park, about a male subject possibly passed out in a vehicle.

Officers arrived on the scene and determined the male was deceased with an injury indicating he was the victim of a gunshot. Garland detectives responded to the scene and the victim was identified as a 21-year-old of Mesquite. Mr. He had been reported as a missing person to the Dallas Police Department on August 27, 2023.

Garland detectives have identified two persons of interest in the murder. Warrants for Murder have been obtained for both Natalie Navarro (17) and Yordy Martinez (21).

During the investigation, Natalie Navarro became the subject of an Amber Alert issued by the Dallas Police Department on September 1, 2023. Navarro was subsequently located by law enforcement and is currently safe and in custody.

Yordy Martinez is still at large and wanted for Murder.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Martinez or with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

Burglar dies after jumping from Uptown Dallas business

At around 6:00am this morning, Dallas police responded to an incident in the 2900 block of Cityplace West Blvd at Oak Grove Avenue in Uptown Dallas.

Police originally responded to a stabbing victim on the ground outside of the building. Detectives have since learned the man was burglarizing a business in the area and jumped from the building, falling to his death.

Paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

At least 100 acres scorched in wildfire near Lake Whitney

Several fire departments and the Texas A&M Forest Service are working to contain a wildfire near Lake Whitney.

Firefighters in Bosque County were called this afternoon to the area of Kimball Bend Park for a growing grass fire. Mutual aid from several surrounding departments responded to help.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has also responded to assist. They are estimating the fire has burned at least 100 acres with 0% containment as of 8:30pm Saturday.

Traffic on Highway 174 has been impacted by this fire.

As weather conditions improve this evening, firefighters should be able to make some headway on containment.

We will update the story below with the latest information.

Update – As of 9:30pm Saturday, containment has been updated to 30%.

16-year-old injured in road rage shooting, North Richland Hills police say

North Richland Hills Police are investigating a road rage incident that led to a 16-year-old boy being shot.

The shooting happened last Saturday, August 19, on Loop 820 near Iron Horse Blvd around 10:45 a.m.

Reports indicate that the altercation began further west of the location and appears to be related to road rage. The juvenile driving a purple car may have cut someone off driving a dark-colored SUV. The driver of the dark-colored SUV began tailgating the victim and fired off several rounds into the victim’s car.

The boy was struck once but is expected to be okay. He has been treated and released from the hospital. 

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been in the area around that time to report if they saw anything. You can reach out to Detective Peck directly at 817-427-7049. You can also report through Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

Arlington firefighters rescue mother and children trapped in burning home

On August 14, 2023, the Arlington Fire Department responded to the report of a house on fire with visible smoke and flames near the 6000 block of Farmingdale Drive.

Information received indicated three individuals were trapped inside home, which resulted in the response being elevated to a second-alarm fire response prior to units arriving at the scene. The first arriving unit arrived to find a two-story residential home with fire consuming the garage and extending to the corner of the structure.

Bystanders informed personnel that the wife and two children were upstairs. All three occupants (6-year-old male, 10-year-old female, and adult female) were found inside a second floor bedroom closet and rescued by fire department personnel.

The fire was extinguished with the resources of a three-alarm fire response and no fire department casualties reported.

All three victims transported to a local medical facility, and at this time it has been reported they have been transferred to a medical facility outside the city in stable condition.

The preliminary cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Arlington business owner arrested for murder after killing ex-employee

On Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at approximately 2:14 p.m., the Arlington Police Department received a 911 call from the owner of a business in the 900 block of W. Division Street requesting assistance with an employee he had just terminated who was refusing to leave the store. As officers were en route, the department received reports that shots were fired at the location.

When officers arrived on scene, they located the employee, a 46-year-old man, lying unresponsive inside the business with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The owner of the business, 42-year-old Javier Arredondo, remained on scene.

Through the course of their investigation, officers learned Mr. Arredondo and the employee were engaged in a tense verbal exchange following the employee’s firing. Then, minutes after placing the 911 call, Mr. Arredondo pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the employee, striking him.

There was no one else inside the business at the time of the shooting. Mr. Arredondo had asked his other employees to leave the building while the exchange was ongoing.

Investigators found no weapons on the deceased employee and it does not appear he attempted to physically assault Mr. Arredondo.  

After consulting with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, officers arrested Mr. Arredondo and booked him into the Arlington City Jail on one count of Murder.

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