Highway 287 closed in Fort Worth due to pedestrian struck by a vehicle

Fort Worth Engine 22, MedStar, and multiple Fort Worth PD officers are on the scene of a major accident along southbound Highway 287 at Village Creek Road just before the Highway 820 interchange.

Reports indicate a person was struck by a vehicle. We have not heard the condition of the person hit.

All lanes are forced to exit while police investigate the scene. It is best to avoid this area.

Details will be provided when available.

UPDATE: Fort Worth Police shoot and kill suspect after chase

The Fort Worth Police Department has released information regarding yesterday’s officer involved shooting.

Police were called out to a disturbance in the 4500 block of Jennifer Court yesterday (Sunday) evening. Prior to their arrival, the suspect, who was wanted on a felony warrant, fled the scene. Officers began searching the area and later observed the suspect get into a vehicle occupied by two other individuals. One of the officers attempted to make a conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but two suspects inside the vehicle fled on foot.

Fort Worth PD’s Air-1 helicopter was able to locate one of the suspects hiding beneath a vehicle in the backyard of a residence near 5200 E. Berry Street. He was taken into custody. Officers continued to search the area for the second suspect who was reportedly armed. Officers quickly located him inside of a vehicle in the backyard. Verbal commands were given to the suspect, but he did not surrender. As officers attempted to break the glass in the vehicle, the suspect “made an overt action placing the officers in fear for their lives.” Three officers responded to this threat with deadly force.

TacMed, or tactical medical, officers provided emergency care to the suspect, but he died on the scene. His identity has not been released.

Crime Scene located a handgun inside the vehicle and evidence supports that the suspect fired the weapon. Testing will be performed on the gun to verify that the evidence located is from the gun collected.

All three officers have been placed on administrative leave, as customary. None of them were injured.

Dallas Fire officials release update regarding the collapsed crane

At around 8:30am this morning, Dallas Fire and Police personnel resumed operations in escorting apartment residents back into the building to retrieve personal belongings. Dallas Fire-Rescue continues to work alongside OSHA and other partners to determine the best course of action to remove the collapsed crane. No word yet on when that will take place.

The one person who died has been identified as a 29-year-old female. One person has been discharged from the hospital. A 35-year-old male and female patients have been upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘good’ conditions. There is a 23-year-old male patient at Parkland in serious condition. They are all expected to survive.

The scene around the Elan City Lights apartment complex continues to be blocked off and will likely remain until the crane has been removed. There will also be an extensive clean-up operation inside the building itself and the parking garage.

Here is the official, full release provided by Dallas Fire-Rescue:

“(June 9, @ 7:43 p.m.) Dallas, TX : On Sunday, June 9th, at 1:57 p.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for an “Industrial Accident” after a crane collapsed onto the Elan City Lights residence, located at 2627 Live Oak Street, on the outer edge of Downtown Dallas.

When firefighters arrived at the location, they observed a crane, being used at a construction site next to the building, which had collapsed onto the top of the five-story residential structure. Multiple resources, to include Fire Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Urban Search and Rescue and Hazardous Materials assets, were dispatched to the scene to help mitigate the situation following reports of multiple collapses resulting in multiple injuries.

There were 6 people taken to local hospitals, to include Baylor Scott and White and Parkland Hospital. Two of those people were critical, two were seriously injured, one suffered a minor injury and was quickly discharged from the hospital and 1 person died.

Using Fire personnel and 3 Live Find Dogs, DFR searched and cleared every unit that could be accessed, and found that no one was inside those locations. Residents living in spaces that were inaccessible were confirmed to be out either as having been taken to the hospital, or contacted directly by property management.

Though there were still parts of the building that were structurally sound, property management made the decision to have the entire location evacuated. Residents were systematically taken back inside the building, by a team of one firefighter and one police officer, to retrieve personal belongings. For the undetermined future, management has secured living arrangements for its residents in a “block of hotels”, set up a per diem system for food and established an 800 number for residents to call if they have questions that still need addressing. 

June 10 @ 3:15 p.m.: On Monday, June 10th, at 8:30 a.m. Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel resumed operations in escorting residents back into the safe areas of the property to retrieve belongings.

DFR is currently working with OSHA and the Biggie Crane Company to determine what course of action will be taken relative to the removal of the crane. As it currently stands, there has been no determination made on exactly when that process will begin, but it is believed that it will span over the course of at least two days.

At this time, the only fatality was a 29 year-old female. Last night, a second patient was discharged from the hospital. Today, we were informed that the remaining patients are expected to recover. Among those who remain hospitalized, 35 year-old male and female patients are at Baylor Scott and White and have been upgraded from critical to good condition since arriving at the hospital; and a 23 year-old male patient is at Parkland Hospital in serious condition.”

Man considered “armed and dangerous” prompts hospital lockdown in Fort Worth

Fort Worth police continue to look for a possibly armed man spotted walking out of Baylor All Saints Hospital today just after noon.

At around 12:09pm, Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to the hospital in reference to an armed person. A man [pictured below] was last seen walking out of the hospital, possibly armed with a rifle. He was last spotted walking westbound along Mistletoe Blvd.

Reports of the armed man led Baylor Scott and White to lockdown their facility in the 1400 block of 8th Ave. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Police say the man is still on the loose. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you spot him – do not approach.

Worker airlifted to Parkland from chemical burn sustained at Saginaw facility

CareFlite has airlifted a person to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after sustaining a chemical burn at a commercial facility in Saginaw.

Saginaw FD, PD, and MedStar EMS responded to the scene in the 500 block of Sansom Blvd. One person was seriously injured by a chemical burn.

Saginaw FD and PD secured a landing zone for a CareFlite helicopter at Saginaw High School. CareFlite has since airlifted the person to Parkland with serious injuries.

Major delays on FM 156 due to rollover crash with hazmat & air medical response

At around 2:15pm, Justin Fire/EMS and law enforcement responded to the scene of a major accident involving a rollover on FM 156 near the Denton Creek north of Justin.

Justin FD reported a large truck overturned and off the roadway. It was dispatched as a possible ejection crash. TxDOT has been notified to respond to the scene along with a HazMat truck from Denton.

PHI Med 10 responded to the scene, and has since airlifted a patient to Medical City Denton.

Justin PD says the vehicle rollover due to a tire blowout.

There are major delays along FM 156 just north of Justin due to this crash. It is best to avoid this area.

Dallas Police detail summer plan to fight violent crime and curb homicides

As has been widely discussed here on DFW Scanner and other sites, a spike in violent crime across the city of Dallas is currently being addressed with several initiatives and plans to reduce violent crimes and curb homicides.

The Summer Crime Initiative continues to address violent crime in some of the most crime-ridden areas across the city, located predominantly in northeast, southeast, south central, and southwest portions of Dallas. A major increase in violent crime has been murder. The initiative has resulted in 200+ arrests, 15 gun seizes, and 10 gang cards, designed to identity individuals who are in a gang. Officers have also identified the city’s 100 most violent criminals in the city.

Alongside this initiative, the city’s Homicide Task Force is also hard at work. Of the 97 murders already this year, over half are related to argument-conflict or family violence. Eight of the homicide offenses were related to drugs, 17 related to robberies, and only one related to gangs. 22 homicide offenses are not yet connected to a motive.

Dallas police are also beefing up their presence at certain locations in high crime areas. Eight patrol officers will be assigned to Jim’s Car Wash, located at 2702 MLK Blvd near Fair Park. This was the scene of the mass shooting last week that injured four people, one fatally. The officers will be on location from 3pm – 11pm. Rochester Park in southeast Dallas and Bachman Lake near Dallas Love Field have also been identified as trouble spots with more patrol needed.

As we reported over the weekend, Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be brought into Dallas to help combat violent crime. DPS will be working with DPD in hotspot areas designated in the department’s summer crime initiative. DPS Troopers will be used to help with patrol and special investigative units to address gangs, guns, and drugs.

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