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Man kills self at Lockheed Martin main entry gate

The White Settlement Police Department is investigating a death that occurred early this morning at the main entry gate for Lockheed Martin.

At 5:35am, White Settlement police officers were dispatched to the main entry gate at Clifford Street and Spur 341 to assist Lockheed Martin security. When officers arrived, they found a 60s year old man inside a vehicle at the employee entrance deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the man shot himself as he spoke to security members at the front gate. Officials say just prior to the shooting, the man made comments about a federal law enforcement agency. A perimeter was established around the vehicle and Bomb Techs from the Fort Worth Police and Fire Department were called to investigate.

At around 10:30am, Bomb Techs determined the situation was safe. A shotgun was recovered from the vehicle.

White Settlement PD does not know why the main came to the Lockheed Martin gate in the first place.

Several law enforcement agencies from regional, state, and national assets were called to the scene and are participating in the investigation.

We will provide any updates as they become available.

10 people shot during outdoor concert in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a mass casualty shooting that occurred late Saturday at an outdoor concert in the 5000 block of Cleveland Road.

At 11:36pm, Dallas police responded to the scene and located multiple individuals who had been shot. Several Dallas Fire Rescue ambulances responded to the scene as well.

Police have confirmed 10 people were shot during the trail ride / concert event, including three juveniles. One person has died from their injuries. All others are receiving medical treatment at Dallas area hospitals.

“Block off Cleveland Road, we got a lot of people running around,” officers reported as they arrived on the scene.

A Dodge Charger was spotted leaving the scene at a high rate of speed northbound on Bonnie View Road. The vehicle did not have headlights on. It was last spotted headed eastbound on the I-20 service road. At this time, it is unclear if this was a possible suspect or a victim fleeing to a hospital.

“There’s thousands of people here,” reported another officer at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Details are still being developed and will be released by authorities in the near future.


Two people killed after helicopter plummets to ground in Rowlett

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a fatal helicopter crash that occurred earlier this morning along Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett.

At around 11:30am this morning, emergency responders from the Rowlett Fire and Police Departments responded to 5270 Grisham Drive at Lakeview Parkway after an aircraft fell from the sky. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the aircraft was fully involved with fire.

According to Flight Aware, the Robinson R-44 helicopter, owned by Sky Helicopters, Inc. out of Garland, took off from Ralph M. Hall Rockwall Municipal Airport at 11:13am and crashed at around 11:27am.

A video circulating on social media shows the tail rotor and cab of the helicopter falling to the ground after a major malfunction during flight. The NTSB and FAA will be investigating the precise caution of the accident.

According to Rowlett PD, two people died in the crash. Their identities have not yet been released.

Lanes of Lakeview Parkway were closed while emergency crews responded to the scene.

Scene photo: Smash da Topic Breaking News

NEW: Wrong way driver airlifted to hospital after crashing into gas pipeline in Mansfield

The Mansfield Police Department is investigating a serious crash that caused a major fire overnight at the Highway 360 and Highway 287 interchange.

At 1:07am this morning, Mansfield PD and Grand Prairie PD received 9-1-1 calls of a wrong way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 360 near Ragland Road.

A short time later, the vehicle was captured on the NTTA camera system and confirmed to be traveling the wrong direction.

As the driver passed under the Highway 287 bridge, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a gas pipeline behind the 7-11 Exxon station at Barrington Way and Highway 287. The impact of the collision caused a major explosion and fire.

Numerous firefighters from Mansfield FD responded to the scene. The driver was critically injured in the crash, sustaining significant burns and traumatic injuries. CareFlite was called to the scene and airlifted the driver to Parkland Hospital for treatment.

A large fire burned for hours as crews contained the situation and called for evacuations in the immediate area. At around 3:35am, gas flowing through the pipeline was shut off and the fire was put out. Evacuations were lifted around 4:00am.

Police say high speeds were a factor in the crash. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the investigation.

Major damage reported in Jacksboro after tornado impacts city

Numerous firefighters and emergency responders are on the scene or responding to the city of Jacksboro, Texas, approximately 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth, after a tornado has impacted the area.

At around 3:45pm, firefighters reported seeing the tornado as it tracked across Jack County and moved into western portions of Jacksboro.

Heavy damage to buildings and trees has been reported in several locations. Roof collapses have been reported in the W. College Street area. Trees are down across Highway 380 and potentially 281. Major damage has been reported at the high school.

All county fire departments have been dispatched to assist in the city.

We will be providing timestamped updates below.

4:15pm – EMS has been requested for a woman hit in the head by a flying object.

4:18pm – Gas leaks have been reported in the area. ATMOS requested for an emergency response.

4:27pm – Acid tank is leaking on Wesley Chapel, requesting HAZMAT response.

4:52pm – Fire and EMS commands have been set up. Jacksboro Fire Station is the command center.

Parker County man shoots wife during argument over finances

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:00pm in the 1500 block of Midway Drive.

Parker County sheriffs were called to the Poolville-area home after a man called 9-1-1 to report he had shot his wife during an argument.

Deputies found the 47-year-old man sitting on his porch wielding a shotgun. He was taken into custody without incident. They also located his 55-year-old wife who had sustained a gunshot to her side. Parker County ESD 1 and PCHD EMS were called for medical assistance. She was transported to a Fort Worth hospital.

A preliminary investigation reveals the couple was having an argument over finances when the man grabbed a gun and shot her.

The suspect has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

UPDATE: Denton police investigating threats at Denton HS and Ryan HS

The Denton Police Department is currently investigating “unsubstantiated threats” at both Denton High School and Ryan High School. As a result of these threats, the campuses have been placed on lockdown.

According to the sergeant who oversees the SRO division (School Resource Officer), information indicates these threats are not credible.

“This individual has been putting information out on Snapchat on schools across the United States, mostly here in Texas,” Sgt. Bradford said to Ryan High School parents.

Police are doing a systematic search of the school, room by room, to ensure there is no shooter in the building.

All students are locked down inside the schools. Reunification will occur after the search has concluded.

There was not a shooting and no shots were fired. Some reported hearing gunshots, but it was an officer kicking in the door to a bathroom stall.

DPS-101 helicopter has been circling the campuses for aerial support.

Guyer High School is also on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

At this time, no injuries have been reported.

Updates to follow.

NEW: Fort Worth police pursue and arrest suspects from Home Depot shooting in North Las Vegas

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested two suspects wanted in connection for an out of state shooting.

At around 11:00am on Monday, North Las Vegas Police Department in Nevada responded to a shooting at a Home Depot store in their city. A loss prevention officer from the store was shot and the suspects fled the scene in a Ford Taurus with California license plate tags. The loss prevention officer was not seriously injured.

Information relayed to local police departments indicated the suspects may be in the North Texas area.

Tonight at around 7:30pm, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspects took off, leading Fort Worth police on a long pursuit that eventually ended along eastbound North Loop 820 and Riverside Drive.

Fort Worth officers took the driver and a passenger into custody. There will be local charges filed as well as extradition for the out of state warrants, according to authorities.

Man and woman shot while sitting in vehicle in Crowley neighborhood

The Crowley Police Department is investigating a shooting late Tuesday night that injured two people.

At 10:23pm on Tuesday, Crowley police were called to the 1100 block of Boxwood Drive for a reported shooting. Paramedics found two people, a 20-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to local hospitals with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the couple was sitting in a vehicle when two masked individuals shot them. All evidence indicates the victims and suspects are known to each other, police say.

Crowley PD believes this to be an isolated incident. There is no immediate threat to the general public.

The incident remains under investigation.

Dallas firefighters rescue three children from burning apartment

The Dallas Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire just before 12:30am this morning at the Interlace Apartments, 3811 Gannon Lane, in southwest Dallas.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the two-story apartment building. They were immediately met with residents who stated there were children trapped in the burning apartment unit.

A bystander had already pulled a woman out of the apartment, but firefighters immediately went into rescue operations to locate her children.

Firefighters were able to rescue three children from the burning apartment and also contain the fire to the original unit.

The woman and her children were transported to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to smoke and fire conditions. Their conditions have not yet been released.

Investigators are working to determine what sparked the fire, but they say it started in the living room.

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