Omar Villafranca, NBCDFW.com
Dallas police said they received a 911 call to a Shell station at the corner of Westmoreland Road and Illinois Avenue and when officers arrived they found a man inside the gas station waving a gun in the air.
Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Feb. 5, 2010.
GUNMAN KILLED IN GAS STATION STANDOFF
Dallas police said they received a 911 call to the Shell station at the corner of Westmoreland Road and Illinois Avenue where they found a man inside waving a gun in the air. Police said officers ordered the man to put the gun down, but the man didn't do so. Instead, he pointed the gun at officers. One of the officers fired his weapon, killing the man. Police said the man, who was in his 40's, was either a current or former employee of the gas station. There were no customers in the store at the time and no other injuries were reported. Click here for NBCDFW video report.
MAN ARRESTED, WOMAN KILLED AFTER DEADLY CRASH
Duncanville police said a routine traffic stop for a burned-out headlight ended in a deadly crash. Police said as the officer walked up to the man's Chevy Tahoe and he took off. By the time the officer got back in his car to follow him, the man he had already crashed into another driver at the intersection of Wintergreen Road and Duncanville Road. Gladys Barrientos' Honday Civic went off the road and flipped. Barrientos, 21, of DeSoto, was pronounced dead at the hospital according to Duncanville police. The driver of the Tahoe, Tyrone Lee Sims II, 22, was arrested at the scene for evading arrest, a felony. Police said Sims was formally charged with murder on Friday afternoon for causing a death while in commission of a felony. Barrientos' former high school has sent up a memorial scholarship fund in her name, click here for more information. Click here for NBCDFW video report.
DALLAS APARTMENT FIRE DESTROYS BUILDING
Dallas Fire-Rescue said a fire at an apartment complex was probably accidental. Firefighters responded to a 911 call Wednesday night at the Knob Oaks Apartments on the 9100 block of Forest Lane. Firefighters found fire coming from the first floor upon arrival and said the fire spread quickly and engulfed the entire two-story building, destroying eight units. One resident was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. The Red Cross was helping residents displaced by the fire.
OVERTURNED SAND TRUCK SHUTS DOWN DALLAS ROAD
An 18-wheeler carrying sand overturned Friday afternoon, shutting down a portion of westbound CF Hawn Freeway (US Highway 175) in Dallas Friday afternoon. It happened at Bexar Street. Helicopter video showed Texas Department of Transportation crews using a small front-end loader to clear the sand and a large tow truck to upright the 18-wheeler.