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Two occupants dead after vehicle plunges into Trinity River in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a major accident that fatally injured two occupants of a vehicle during the overnight hours.

Multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major incident involving a person in the water near the 600 block of N. University Drive, just south of Rockwood Park Drive. The crash happened around 2:30AM.

The vehicle reportedly lost control, hit the guardrail, and plunged into the west fork of the Trinity River.

Two people were located and pronounced deceased. MedStar EMS tweeted that they responded to treat one civilian who jumped into the water in an attempt to save the individuals.

The victims have not yet been publicly identified at this time.

Man arrested and charged with murder in shooting death of Fort Worth man

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with Murder in the shooting death of a 30-year-old man earlier this week in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth police were called to a house in the 2000 block of May Street around 8:30AM Tuesday morning with regards to a person shot. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old male, was shot multiple times and transported to the hospital, but pronounced deceased. His girlfriend called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

The suspect in this case has been identified as the brother of the victim’s girlfriend. According to the arrest warrant, all three were up partying and drinking throughout the night before the shooting occurred in the morning hours. The brother was not pleased with how the victim was treating his girlfriend (suspect’s sister). The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing multiple shots at the victim.

The suspect was last seen fleeing from the house after the gunshots rang out. He dumped his handgun, which was purchased “on the street”, in a nearby alleyway before fleeing the scene. Police tracked down his address to Spurgeon Street and observed him getting into a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and he was brought in for questioning.

After the suspect was questioned, an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Tarrant County jail yesterday (Wednesday) with a charged of Murder.

UPDATE: Fort Worth Poly HS student shot, transported to hospital

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting incident in the 2700 block of E. Rosedale Street at the Texaco gas station.

Multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar were called to the scene just before noon. Dispatched information indicates a male was shot at the gas station.

MedStar transported a teenaged male victim to the hospital, awake and breathing.

According to a release from the Fort Worth Independent School District, the victim is an 11th grade student at Fort Worth Polytechnic High School. The high school is located right across the street from the gas station. The campus was placed on lockdown.

The suspect is also believed to be a student, says FWPD. They are still searching for him or her.

7th Street bridge in Fort Worth reopened after suspicious bag recovered

The Fort Worth Police Department and Fire Department all responded to a suspicious package on top of one of the 7th Street bridge arches at 1:12PM this afternoon.

All westbound lanes of 7th Street were closed while emergency responders investigated the scene. A photo taken by a spectator shows the bag on top of the bridge.

Police were dispatched to a “14×14 box wrapped in Christmas paper with a big red bow.”

Fort Worth FD utilized one of their aerial platform trucks to inspect and take possession of the bag. The department’s Bomb and Arson division responded as well. It turned out to be a non-hazard.

The scene has been cleared and all lanes have been reopened.

UPDATE: Denton police officer injured in highway crash

The Denton Police Department is investigating a major accident involving one of their officers that occurred earlier this morning along I35.

At 8:42AM, Denton PD and FD/EMS responded to multiple reports of a major accident in the southbound lanes of I35 near Highway 380 in west Denton. The crash reportedly involved at least three vehicles, including a Denton police car.

Investigators say an SUV was traveling southbound on I35 when it lost control and struck a police car, pushing it into the barrier.

The police officer was injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, the officer is in stable condition.

All southbound lanes of I35 were closed while police investigated the scene, but have since been reopened.

Forest Hill police officer shot and injured; suspect dead after crash involving stolen police car

The Forest Hill Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning around 3:00AM at a convenience store along I-20 near Forest Hill Drive.

According to law enforcement officials, a female Forest Hill PD officer was shot in the forearm. The suspect who shot her stole her police vehicle and fled the scene, leading to a police chase up Highway 287.

During the chase, responding officers reportedly fired shots at the suspect. The chase came to an end near the Highway 287 and Riverside Drive exit after the suspect crashed the vehicle. The suspect is deceased, although police have not said if he died as a result of a gunshot or injuries sustained in the crash.

The officer is said to be in good condition at the hospital. She is seeking treatment at this time.

Resident dies in Fort Worth house fire

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded to a house fire last night just before 6:30PM in the 2600 block of Castanada Circle.

When firefighters arrived, they located a working fire and went into the house to check for occupants. One resident was rescued from the house.

MedStar EMS responded to the scene for the rescued resident. Emergency responders called for CareFlite, which landed not far from the scene. Due to patient care and condition, CareFlite’s medical crew road on board the ambulance while transporting the resident to the hospital.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the resident died at 8:22PM after being transported to Harris Methodist hospital. She has been identified as a 68-year-old female.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

Two shot, one fatally, in Fort Worth shooting

The Fort Worth Police Department was called to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth late Sunday night for a gunshot wound victim.

Officers determined that a private vehicle arrived at the hospital with at least two people shot. One of the victims, a 17-year-old female, was shot in the upper body and pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other victim sustained at least one gunshot wound to the arm.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the shooting occurred in the 5700 block of E. Rosedale Street in east Fort Worth. Reports indicate the vehicle was riddled with bullet holes.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case.

Police have not released any information regarding the possible suspect(s) in this case.

Man dies after being struck by vehicle on 183 in Bedford

The Bedford Police and Fire/EMS Departments responded to a major accident involving a pedestrian along Highway 183 yesterday morning around 1:15AM.

When emergency responders arrived, they located a male unresponsive. He was transported to Baylor Grapevine, but died as a result of his injuries.

The victim has been identified as a 21-year-old man from Dallas.

There is no additional information at this time.

Local emergency responders pay tribute to fallen Lubbock firefighter and police officer

Local emergency responders lined up along bridges and overpasses on Interstate 30 this afternoon to pay their respects to two fallen emergency responders.

A Lubbock police officer and a Lubbock firefighter were both killed yesterday morning while working a traffic crash along the interstate. Their bodies were transported from Lubbock to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.

Firefighters, police officers, and paramedics from across DFW lined up along Interstate 30 as the bodies of both entered the city. They were then escorted to the Medical Examiner’s facility in central Fort Worth.

Interstates and highways are some of the deadliest areas for emergency responders. Each year, firefighters and police officers are killed on highways across the country. A rise in distracted and impaired drivers have increased the danger of highway scenes. To reduce this threat, some agencies are adopting the use of “blocking” apparatus, such as retired fire engines, to help secure scenes on the highway. When passing a traffic crash on the highway, you may notice an older (or newer) firetruck positioned well before the site in an attempt to protect emergency responders on the scene.

We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to the families of both emergency responders killed in the line of duty.

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