Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Dec. 28, 2009.
OFFICERS PUT ON LEAVE AFTER SHOOTING OF ROBBERY SUSPECT
Thirteen Dallas police officers were placed on paid administrative leave after a man suspected in an aggravated robbery was shot and killed Sunday night. Mesquite police began chasing a Chevrolet Impala whose occupants were suspected of robbing a Papa John's restaurant. Dallas police said officers confronted Dontell Terrell, 19, as he stood on the porch of a home holding a gun to his head after he bailed out of a moving vehicle near Mesita and Muskogee. Dallas police said officers opened fire after he appeared to point his gun at the officers. DPD said 13 Dallas officers and two Mesquite officers fired their weapons. Terrell was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where he later died. A Mesquite officer was also transported to Baylor Medical Center after breaking his leg.
DRIVER LOSES CONTROL, CRASHES INTO WOMAN'S HOME
A Farmers Branch homeowner said a car crash into her house is the third time a wreck has ended on her front lawn. Police said the driver apparently lost control of the car, clipped the garage of another home, struck a tree and then smashed into Barbara Tatum's home Sunday night. Another car had previously crashed into a different room, and a motorcylist had crashed his bike in the front yard in a separate incident. Read more on NBCDFW.com.
VIOLENT CRIME FALLS 16 PERCENT IN IRVING
The Irving Police Department said overall crime fell by 2.3 percent in 2009 from the previous year. The department also said violent crime was down by 16 percent. The city has seen crime drop in five of the last six years.
TEEN SHOT AT ARLINGTON SPORTS BAR
A teenager was shot in the leg at The Ranch Bar and Grill Sunday night in Arlington. The teenager was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected recover. Investigators in Arlington are looking into the shooting, but have not revealed suspects or a motive. The gunman remains at large. The Ranch is a sports bar that now operates in the location formerly occupied by Fantasy Ranch, an adult topless club with a checkered past.
SECURITY GUARD SHOOTS, KILLS MAN SHOOTING GUN OUTSIDE CLUB
A security guard at a Dallas bar shot and killed a man early Sunday after having a gun pointed at him, police said. At about 2:20 a.m., someone starting shooting a gun into the air. The security guard, whose name was not been released, drew his weapon and ordered the person with the gun to drop their weapon. The man lowered the gun but did not respond to the guard's orders. The guard said he then heard more gunshots and saw another man walking toward him while shooting another gun into the air. The guard also ordered that man to lower his gun, which he did. He then raised it again and pointed it at the guard, who opened fire on the man. The security guard was interviewed and released by police officers. No charges were filed as of Sunday.
TEEN SUFFERS MINOR BURNS IN MOBILE HOME FIRE
A teenage boy was injured in a mobile home fire in Rhome early Monday morning. The boy and his grandmother were the only ones home at the time of the fire, and the boy's grandmother escaped without injury. The boy, 17, had minor burns and was treated at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.