Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on July 14, 2009.
SHOOTING VICTIM: "I HAVE TO GET ON WITH LIFE"
A 57-year-old man who was robbed and shot in the face at a Richardson car wash in April said he "can't be scared all the time." Henry Cox said he hopes sharing his story will help police find his "very angry" attacker. Cox was shot after he already had Cox's money in hand. Police have released a composite sketch of the man, but the description of him is vague.
GUNMAN SHOOTS FIVE VICTIMS AT GATHERING
As many as five people may have been shot when a gunman opened fire at a popular gathering spot early Tuesday morning. At about one a.m., Fort Worth police responded to a shooting call at East Rosedale and Freeman. Officers found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. The trio were transported to area hospitals in serious condition. Police said two other gunshot victims arrived at John Peter Smith hospital and may be connected to the shooting. Investigators are searching for the shooter and have not made any arrests.
FLAG VANDAL STRIKES SAME NEIGHBORHOOD AGAIN
The North Texas flag vandal has struck again. Someone has torched four flags in a neighborhood off Spring Valley and Preston roads, including two belonging to a 70-year-old retired Marine. After having one flag set on fire outside of his home on June 29, a second flag at Marine Ed Jordan’s home was dealt the same treatment on Sunday night. While the burnings are sparking outrage among homeowners, it’s also sparking a renewed sense of patriotism. Some residents have started flying flags in spite of the recent vandalism.
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RESIDENTS WAKE UP TO SLASHED TIRES
Residents along Arbor Ridge Drive on the East side of Fort Worth woke up Tuesday morning to find tires on their vehicles slashed. Police are still investigating.
UNCLE, 13, SHOOTS NEPHEW, 5, WITH BB GUN
A 13-year-old uncle playing outside his grandparent’s home in Haltom City accidentally shot his 5-year-old nephew with a BB gun. Anthony Abrego was shot in the head and died Saturday while doctors were performing surgery on him. The Tarrant County districts attorney’s office will decide whether to bring criminal charges against the boy, whose name has not been released due to his age, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. It is too early to tell whether anyone will face charges in the shooting, said Haltom City police Sgt. Eric Peters.
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Burglars who allegedly stole $59,000 in cash were arrested Friday after an 18-year-old's bragging led to a gun battle, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. The accused thieves, 18-year-old Christopher Norman and 21-year-old Keith Black, went on a shopping spree after stealing jewelry and a safe from a South Euless home on July 2, police said. They were ‘living the life’ until someone who they bragged to began shooting into their apartment while trying to rob them. Both Black and Norman were placed in jail on suspicion of four home burglaries in Euless.