Police Blotter: Chase Ends in Gunfire

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, May 3, 2010  |  Updated 3:02 PM CDT
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Police Blotter: Chase Ends in Gunfire

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List compiled May 3, 2010.

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 3, 2010.

DALLAS CHASE ENDS IN GUNFIRE
A chase involving the Dallas Police Department ended in gunfire overnight Sunday.  Officers responded to a robbery in progress at 810 S. Beacon Street and, upon arrival, spotted a suspect.  They pursued that person to Commerce and Canton where the fleeing person was shot.  The person was then transported to Baylor Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting have not yet been released.  There were no other reported injuries in connection with the robbery or gunfire.

MEDICAL CITY BACK TO BUSINESS AFTER FIRE
It is expected to be business as usual at the Medical City campus in Dallas Monday following a fire on Sunday.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one building at the hospital complex near Central Expressway and Forest Lane.  Investigators said the fire was sparked by an electrical explosion near the Building A Dock.  Three people working near the site of the explosion were treated for minor injuries.  No patients were injured.

BOYFRIEND SUSPECTED IN CHILD'S DEATH
Fort Worth police say a woman's boyfriend is responsible for the death of her child.  Officers arrested Donald Ray Sparks over the weekend and charged him with capital murder and aggravated sexual assault of a child.  Sparks was watching Breylynn Nobles last weekend while her mother was at work.  The Tarrant County medical examiner said the 2-year-old child was beaten to death. No charges are expected to be filed against the mother.  Read more on NBCDFW.com.

FORT WORTH WOMAN KILLED ON DOORSTEP
A Fort Worth woman was shot and killed in her home early Saturday morning after a neighborhood disturbance she wasn't involved in, the Star-Telegram reports.  Shortly before 2 a.m., Rosemary Flores thought she heard a noise at her front door and went to investigate.  When she opened the door, someone opened fire on her from across the street.  Flores collapsed and was later transported to John Peter Smith hospital where she died.  According to her husband, Ruben, the couple of 23 years had been out that evening celebrating his birthday and only arrived home 20 minutes before the shooting.  Earlier in the evening, the police said there was a dispute between someone inside Flores' home and the driver of a red SUV who was accused of driving recklessly. Anyone with information should call the Fort Worth Police Department's homicide unit at 817-392-4330 or Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

BOMB MAILED TO COLLEYVILLE RESIDENT
A Northeast Fire Department Association Bomb Squad used a water cannon to disarm what officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives described as "a serious bomb that could have caused some serious harm."The package was discovered on the front doorstep of a home in the 1000 block of Dogwood Court near Colleyville Middle School. Read more here on NBCDFW.com.

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