Shell casing for 9mm bullets are seen in an ammuntion loader at Stone Hart Manufacturing Company April 9, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Ammunition suppliers nationwide are reporting a shortage due in part to a sharp rise in gun sales after the election of President Obama, said to be fueling fears that his administration will usher in more restrictive gun laws. Other factors pointed to are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and fear of social upheaval due to a worsening economy.
Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept 12, 2011.
Man Stabbed in Fort Worth
A man was fatally stabbed in his apartment in the 900 block of Hemphill Street Saturday afternoon. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified the man as Preston Hunt, 48, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from a stab wound to his back and his death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy by the medical examiner's office, according to the Star Telegram. No one had been arrested and police did not release any details on Sunday.
Man Blasted by Shotgun
A man was wounded by a shotgun blast outside his home in Cockrell Hill Friday night. Twenty-six-year old Raul Vasquez, Jr., was shot by someone just before midnight in the 4000 block of Walker Street, near West Clarendon Drive, police said. Vasquez had apparently confronted the shooter after the suspect fired a shotgun into the air, according to the Dallas Morning News. He was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday morning. The police investigation is ongoing.
Apartment Fire in Dallas
A fast-spreading apartment fire in Dallas has displaced 20 families. It happened Sunday morning at the Northwest Crossing Apartments on Timberline Drive. The fire started in the attic of a two story building and according to authorities, spread to a three story building next door. One woman and a firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation. The investigation is on-going as to how the fire started.
Three Teens Die in Crash
Three teenagers died in a car crash in Arlington Saturday. Jonathan Charles Lavering, 19, Colton Gage Goodman, 18, and Jacob Ramos, 17, were killed, according to the Dallas County medical examiner's office. Sgt. Christopher Cook, Arlington police spokesman, said police "do believe there was high speed involved." A fourth boy escaped the burning BMW sedan with only minor injuries but neither his age nor identity was released. Arlington has now recorded 25 traffic deaths in 2011, according to the Star Telegram. Read full report here.
Man Arrested for Shooting Wife’s Friend
Police have arrested a Wylie man they say fatally shot his estranged wife's friend during an apparent domestic disturbance Friday night, according to the Dallas Morning News. Dao Truong, 28, was taken into custody on a murder charge after police found the friend bleeding along the sidewalk about 11:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sierra Blanca Drive, near South Ballard Avenue. The victim, who wasn't identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police found Truong and booked him into the Wylie Jail. Bail was set at $250,000.