There has been a lot of crime these past few days. No news there, right? But if you believe the saying "same day, different (names)" see the headlines on the Crime and Safety Page of Star-Telegram.com.
Gunfire sounded again Thursday in Grand Prairie when a business owner found two men outside his building.
He told police the two men were breaking into his vehicle, so he opened fire with a shotgun, sending both to the hospital.
The incident was reported 6:33 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Fort Worth Street on the city’s northwest side. The area is southwest of the intersection of Interstate 30 and the President George Bush Turnpike.
"The first officers to arrive found two subjects that had gunshot wounds near a burglarized vehicle," said Detective Lyle Gensler, police spokesman, in a news release. "Those two suspects were immediately transported to Dallas Methodist Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Gensler said the business owner said he had heard noises outside; he grabbed a shotgun and went to investigate.
"(He) walked outside to discover that his vehicle was being broken into," Gensler said.
That’s when he opened fire.
"The shooting, as well as the burglary, are currently still under investigation," Gensler said.
-- Bill Miller
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A cellphone seized from the home of an Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend may contain pictures of him with the victims before their deaths at a Texas shooting range, according to police documents released Thursday.
The Associated Press reported tha the phone, 9 mm ammo and drug paraphernalia were seized from Eddie Ray Routh's home after he was arrested and allegedly confessed to shooting American Sniper co-author Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, Saturday, near Glen Rose.
Police believe Routh used the phone to call his sister before driving Kyle's truck to her house.
Routh told his sister and brother-in-law that the men "were out shooting target practice and he couldn't trust them so he killed them before they could kill him," according to a police search warrant affidavit.
A 911 recording and affidavits released Tuesday revealed more about the possible state of mind of Eddie Ray Routh, 25, after the shootings at a Glen Rose resort on Saturday that killed former SEAL and author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.
Routh told his sister that he and the two men "were out shooting target practice and he couldn't trust them so he killed them before they could kill him," according to a search warrant affidavit released by Lancaster police.
The sister told investigators that he seemed "out of his mind saying people were sucking his soul and that he could smell the pigs. He said he was going to get their souls before they took his," according to the affidavit.
Jeremy Hopkins, 31, of Everman is on trial in a Tarrant County court, not because he fatally shot a man during a robbery, but because he provided the gun, prosecutors say.
Hopkins' co-defendant, Frederick Jones, 32, of Fort Worth, has been convicted of pulling the trigger in the killing of Azmi Elqutob in east Fort Worth. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
If convicted, Hopkins could get the same sentence.