One Dead After Cowtown Shooting Causes Car Crash

Fort Worth Police Units | Image by NBC 5 DFW
Fort Worth Police Units | Image by NBC 5 DFW

One man is dead and another person was left wounded following a shooting and consequent car crash in Fort Worth on Thursday.

According to a Fort Worth police news release, a verbal altercation over narcotics broke out between a male victim and a male suspect in the 7200 block of Silver City Drive in the late evening. The fight escalated into physical violence, with a third man joining in to assist the victim.

“The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots, striking the victim at least once,” the news release reads. “The victim and witnesses got into the victim’s vehicle, drove away, and ultimately lost control, crashing into a house a short distance from the shooting scene.”

When the police arrived at the scene soon afterward, they found an adult male with gunshot wounds to his upper torso and head area being treated by first responders. He did not survive.

Three other individuals, a man and two women, were inside the car when it crashed into the home, Fox 4 KDFW reported. One was taken to the hospital for treatment, but the others were not injured.

The one person inside the home at the time of the crash was not hurt. The occupant was reportedly house-sitting while the homeowners were out of town.

Homicide detectives are interviewing witnesses and the suspect. No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation remains ongoing, per the news release. Police have not released the names and ages of the persons involved in the incident.

Just two days prior, in the early morning hours of June 4, Fort Worth police responded to another shooting call, this time in the 3800 block of Elm Street. Police discovered two victims inside the home. One was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was pronounced dead at a hospital, per a different news release.

Detectives determined that an altercation had taken place inside the home between the victims and unknown suspects who fired at the victims and fled the scene.

Police did not release the names of the victims, and the investigation is ongoing.

In nearby Dallas County, a deadly shooting occurred at a Wingstop restaurant in Irving on Tuesday evening, leaving one victim dead and another injured. The suspect in that case was taken into custody moments later, as covered by The Dallas Express.

Though there has been a decrease in some categories of violent crime in Dallas, murder and aggravated assault remain pressing issues.

In 2024, there have been a total of 89 murders and nonnegligent manslaughter crimes committed as of June 6, per the Dallas crime analytics dashboard. There have been 2,444 aggravated assault crimes this year as well.

In Dallas, efforts to fight crime have been hindered by an ongoing shortage of police officers. The DPD only has about 3,000 officers, even though a City report recommended about 4,000 officers for a city of its size. Dallas City officials only budgeted $654 million in taxpayer money for the DPD this fiscal year, considerably less than other high-crime jurisdictions, like Chicago and New York City, spend on public safety.

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