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UPDATE: NB I35W closed in Fort Worth due to pursuit and officer-involved shooting

The Fort Worth Police Department is currently investigating the end of a police chase and subsequent officer-involved shooting on northbound Interstate 35W between Interstate 30 and Highway 121. Hill County Sheriff’s Office and DPS were leading the chase.

Law enforcement was in pursuit of a vehicle on northbound I35W from the Hill County area at speeds in excess of 100MPH. During the pursuit, it was reported that the driver had a gun to the throat of a passenger inside the vehicle.

The pursuit came into Fort Worth and ended in a crash at I35W and Spur 280. All northbound lanes were closed while Fort Worth PD engaged in a standoff with the armed driver inside the vehicle.

Around 10-15 minutes after the police chase ended, at least two officers fired their weapons hitting the armed suspect. The passenger in the vehicle also sustained a gunshot wound, but it is unclear when the victim was injured. It is possible the victim was shot during the pursuit.

Traffic was heavily congested in the area due to the highway closure, which forced Fort Worth police officers to put the injured passenger into a patrol car and drive to JPS hospital. Their condition is serious.

The suspect was hit and has not been transported from the scene. Their condition has not been released.

No officers have been injured.

This is a very active situation. Expect a prolonged closure on northbound I35W while police agencies investigated this scene.

Four people shot at Tarrant County strip club

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred at the Temptations strip club, 12291 Camp Bowie W. Blvd just west of Fort Worth.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a fight at the cabaret just after 4:30am. The fight spilled outside into the parking lot when a group of patrons exchanged gunfire with club security. During the shootout, a total of four people were injured.

Paramedics transported four gunshot wound victims to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This business has become a dangerous nuisance,” says Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn. “We’ve had several shooting incidents there over the last few years. This creates a dangerous situation for that community.”

Three arrests have been made, all charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

The incident remains under investigation.

One person stabbed, two others cut during fight behind Southlake restaurant

The Southlake Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident that occurred earlier today in the 2000 block of W. Southlake Blvd.

At around 10:00am, Southlake police and paramedics responded to an alleyway behind a commercial shopping center at Southlake Blvd and Davis Blvd for a reported stabbing.

Detectives say two delivery truck drivers were engaged in a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical fight involving a knife. A 46-year-old man was stabbed in his abdomen. Two other men, a 26-year-old and 30-year-old, sustained lacerations and cut injuries to their arms and hand. No injuries are life-threatening.

No arrests have been made at this point. The incident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after being shot by driver in Azle

The Azle Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday along Highway 199.

At 12:24pm, Azle PD along with Fire/EMS units responded to the area of Highway 199 and Porter Drive for a major accident with shots fired. Crews arrived to find a critically injured motorcyclist who had been shot.

Paramedics requested CareFlite to the scene. The helicopter airlifted the motorcyclist to Texas Health Harris Fort Worth with life-threatening injuries. The motorcyclist, identified as a 43-year-old Azle man, did not survive.

Police say the rider was shot by another driver. They did not say whether the suspect driver stopped or continued on without rendering aid.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 817-444-3221.

Photo of CareFlite: Leon Smith

UPDATE: No major injuries after fiery 18-wheeler rollover in Lewisville

The Lewisville Police Department has closed all northbound lanes of Interstate 35E near Round Grove Road while emergency responders work to clean up an earlier crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Around 7:30pm this evening, Lewisville Fire Department and Police Department responded to the crash in the northbound lanes of the highway.

Officials say an 18-wheeler and a vehicle were both traveling northbound on the highway when a collision occurred. Impact from the collision caused the semi to hit the left median and TxDOT sign between the main lanes and the express lanes. The cab of the truck and the trailer separated from one another, causing the trailer to overturn. The cab ended up in the express lanes. Part of the wreckage caught fire at the base of the TxDOT sign.

The people in the passenger vehicle were not injured. The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is anticipated that northbound I35E will be closed for much of this evening while TxDOT crews inspect the sign and clean up crews clear the highway.

NEW: Dallas officer shoots woman who fired shots inside Love Field airport

The Dallas Police Department has provided an update regarding the shooting this morning at Dallas Love Field airport.

At around 10:59am, a 37-year-old woman was dropped off at the airport and walked inside to a nearby Southwest Airlines ticketing counter. She then walked into a restroom and came out wearing different clothes, according to Dallas PD Chief Garcia.

After she walked out of the restroom, she pulled out a gun and started firing shots. Witnesses say she was pointing the weapon in the air.

A Dallas PD officer was close by and witnessed the woman shooting the gun. He fired at least one round at the armed woman and struck her in the lower extremities.

Dallas Fire-Rescue transported her to Parkland Hospital in unknown condition.

No one else was shot.

Additional details will be published when released by officials.

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.

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

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