Two Killed, One Wounded After Fight Escalates Into Gunfire in Southeast Arlington

Witnesses reported a group of men fighting before hearing multiple gunshots

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Two people are dead and a third is injured after gunshots followed a fight in Southeast Arlington early Wednesday afternoon, police say.

Lorenzo Armstrong Jr., 17, faces charges of capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting along the 900 block of Tennessee Trail, police said Thursday morning.

Police were told there was a group of men fighting before multiple gunshots were heard. Officers arrived to find three people with apparent gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the hospital while the third victim is expected to survive.

One of the victim's was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office as 18-year-old Anthony Tyrese Williams of Arlington.

The name of the second victim will be released after his family has been notified. Police said Wednesday afternoon they believe all three of the men were either in their late teens or early 20s.

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Police investigate a triple-shooting in Arlington, Dec. 2, 2020.

Nearby Glenn Harmon Elementary School, in the Mansfield Independent School District, was placed on lockout at about noon due to the nearby police activity. All students remained inside the building and classes continued on a normal schedule. About an hour after being put in place, the lockout was lifted.

Homicide detectives interviewed witnesses at the scene and later identified Armstrong as a suspect. He was held Thursday morning in the Arlington Police Department Jail, a department spokesman said.

Investigators wrote in an arrest warrant-affidavit that Armstrong has no prior criminal history.

Lorenzo Armstrong, 17
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Lorenzo Armstrong, 17

“We are thankful for the quick response by patrol officers and detectives to bring this horrible incident to quick resolution,” Interim Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said in a statement Thursday. “We continue to work this case and encourage anyone with additional information to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective Williams at 817-459-5312. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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