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UPDATE: Two students shot at Arlington’s Lamar High School

At around 6:55am this morning, Arlington PD received multiple reports of shots fired on the Lamar High School campus, outside of the school building. Two students were injured and are now receiving medical care. There is no updated information on their conditions.

APD does not believe the suspected shooter ever entered the school.

Officers were able to locate and take that individual into custody shortly after arriving on scene.

Lamar High School is currently on lockdown. APD is asking parents NOT to come to the school right now. Because it’s on lockdown, they will not be allowed onto campus.

“We do want to assure them the scene is now secure,” said Arlington PD. “Our partners at Arlington ISD will be releasing additional information about student release once the lockdown has been lifted (per lockdown protocols, officers must clear the entire building – so that may take some time).”

The school day does not typically begin until 7:35am – and so school was not in session and not all students had arrived on campus when this incident occurred.

Updates to follow.

Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Arlington

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at approximately 3:17 a.m., the Arlington Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a pedestrian in the 8100 block of South Cooper Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 71-year-old woman lying unresponsive in the southbound lanes. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The woman was wearing dark clothing and was not using a designated crossing when she entered the roadway and was struck by a pickup truck traveling southbound.

The driver of the pickup remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators. He showed no signs of impairment and he is not facing any criminal charges in connection to this incident.

It’s unclear why the woman was in the roadway. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

The Arlington Police Department reminds the public that pedestrians should always use traffic lights and designated crosswalks when crossing roadways. Cutting across a roadway is dangerous at all times of the day, but particularly when it’s dark outside and visibility is reduced.

UPDATE: Four people shot at Dallas vigil being held for man who was shot, killed at same location the previous day

On March 17, 2023, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Dallas Police responded to two related shooting calls in the 7400 block of S. Westmoreland Road.

The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived they found a 23-year-old man shot inside the business. He was taken by Dallas Fire Rescue to a local hospital in critical condition. Another man, 19, had already been taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, where he died on March 18, 2023 from his injuries. Detectives determined the 19-year-old was outside of the business when the other man approached him, then shot and killed him. Further investigation determined the suspect attempted to leave the location, but then ran inside the building. He then got into an argument with a 20-year-old man who shot him. The suspect remains hospitalized and is facing a Murder charge for killing the victim.

On March 18, 2023, at approximately 9:20pm, Dallas Police were called to the same location as the shooting a day prior. The preliminary investigation determined a crowd was gathered at the location for a vigil for the 19-year-old victim when a passenger in a vehicle westbound on Gannon Road fired at the crowd. The investigation determined people in the crowd also fired back at the vehicle.

Four people were shot and taken to local hospitals in stable condition.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Chrysler.

The investigation into these incidents is still ongoing.

One person killed in Grapevine crash

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that shut down westbound lanes of SH-114 overnight for approximately five hours.

Just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, the driver of a sedan veered right on SH-114 and struck a light pole. The driver overcorrected and ended up crossing several lanes of traffic in front of a pickup. The pickup t-boned the sedan.

Both vehicles were stopped on the highway as witnesses called 9-1-1. The driver of the sedan was trapped behind the wheel. 

Grapevine Police tried to free the driver and render aid, but the 30-year-old man was pronounced deceased by Grapevine Fire paramedics a short time later. The driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Grapevine Police shut down westbound lanes of SH-114 for approximately five hours between William D. Tate and Texan Trail while a crash team investigated the accident. Officers from the Irving Police Department and DFW Airport Police Department assisted with the closure.

Resident shoots, kills two alleged burglars at Garland apartment

The Garland Police Department says two people were killed overnight in a shooting at the Woodlands at Preserve apartment complex.

Garland police officers responded to a reported burglary of an apartment residence with shots fired just after 2:30am this morning.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male deceased inside the apartment unit and a second adult male deceased outside the unit. Both were shot.

The apartment resident told investigators the two men forced entry into the apartment and began shooting at him. The apartment resident returned fire and shot both suspects.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

One person killed in crash along 820 Express lanes in Fort Worth

On Thursday at about 6:56pm, Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS units were dispatched to the 100 block of the North Texas Express Westbound toll lanes of Northeast Loop 820 in reference to a major accident involving two vehicles. The crash was located between Riverside and I35W.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the victim, an adult male, had been traveling in a passenger vehicle westbound in the toll lanes of Northeast Loop 820.  A pickup truck was also traveling westbound in the toll lanes of Northeast Loop 820 when the driver made an abrupt movement to exit onto the North Texas Express lane exit ramp.  The driver of the pickup struck the crash attenuator that divides the lanes of travel and the exit lanes, went airborne and landed on top of the passenger vehicle.  Both vehicles then came to rest.

The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel and the driver of the pickup was uninjured.

The Traffic Investigation Unit detectives will be conducting the on-scene investigation.

Two Dallas firefighters injured in (another) fire at old Valley View Mall

At 4:37 a.m. this morning, Dallas Fire-Rescue units were assigned to a 911 call for a structure fire at the old Valley View Center, located at 13331 Preston Road, in North Dallas.

First arriving firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions in the abandoned shopping center, and a second alarm was quickly requested.

During the course of operations, firefighters became trapped by the fire, but they were quickly rescued and removed from the structure. One sustained undisclosed burn injuries while the other sustained an injury of the musculoskeletal variety. Neither of the firefighters’ injuries were life-threatening, but both members were taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Fire operations are currently defensive, and the operation is still ongoing with developing details.

Currently the cause of the fire is undetermined.

North Texas police departments thwart additional gatherings after Mansfield incident

Throughout the day, officers from several North Texas police departments worked together to thwart another large gathering of individuals after a similar event in Mansfield led to significant safety concerns.

As we reported, Mansfield police responded to Katherine Rose Park on Monday evening for a large Spring Break gathering. An estimated 1200 kids were at the park. As officers attempted to disperse the rowdy crowd, someone fired shots and the crowd panicked. The crowd was dispersed without any injuries.

According to Mansfield City Manager Joe Smolinski, the “party planners” from Monday’s event were planning a second event this evening in Grand Prairie.

“After working so closely with MPD Monday evening, Grand Prairie has decided to close their park. In response, the group shifted their plan to a park in Arlington. Then there was mention of moving it to Chandler Park in Mansfield, but once they realized we were aware of their intentions, they decided to look for a park in Fort Worth. All of our police agencies are working closely together to make sure that we do everything we can to keep them from enjoying a repeat performance.”

Mansfield police maintained a presence at several locations throughout their city to stop any potential gatherings from taking place.

Mansfield PD said in a Facebook comment: “A group of party planners showed up at Chandler Park and were turned away by MPD. Disappointed but determined, they made their way to Walmart. Once there, MPD turned them away again. The following post immediately showed up on social media: “They got swat teams and #### it’s closed we gone.” Mansfield PD seemed to indicate the group had set their intentions on a park in Fort Worth, but FWPD was also made aware of the plans.

“If we work together, we can continue to enjoy our exceptional park system with our friends and families,” concluded Smolinski.

Man fatally struck by 18-wheeler in Gainesville

At 4:16am this morning, Gainesville FD and PD responded to a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in the city limits of Gainesville, just south of the Texas and Oklahoma border.

Preliminary details indicate a pedestrian attempted to cross the interstate on foot, but was struck by a northbound 18-wheeler. The pedestrian, identified as a 38-year-old Gainesville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler stopped to render aid. He was not seriously hurt.

Charges, if any, have not been released.

Officers shoot armed suicidal man at Fort Worth residence

On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 7:39 p.m., the Fort Worth Police Department received a 911 call from a woman who was reporting that her husband was suicidal and that he was armed with a gun while threatening her and refusing to leave their residence.

South Division Patrol Officers were dispatched to the residence located in the 5600 block of Wedgworth Road and arrived on scene at 7:45 p.m. The officers observed the suspect sitting on the front porch of the residence armed with a handgun. The officers attempted to speak with the suspect and told him to put his weapon down, but he refused to comply. During this encounter, the man presented officers with a deadly threat which resulted in three officers firing their handguns in response, striking the suspect.

Officers provided medical aid to the suspect, and he was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The suspect is currently listed in stable condition.

A weapon was located in the immediate area where the suspect was taken into custody.

The Major Case Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene and are conducting investigations. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s office also responded to the scene.

The Crisis Intervention Team was also enroute to the dispatched call, but this event occurred prior to their arrival on scene.

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