HCPD Press Release - Dec 16, 2019
- Update- Homicide: Rio Vista Apartments
- Date of Incident: Dec 15, 2019
- Time of incident (approximate): 2:00 p.m.
- Rio Vista Arptments - 6324 Baker Blvd. | Haltom City, TX 76118
- Information: 817-222-7000
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- Haltom City Police Department
MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
This press release is a summary of the facts and circumstances known at the time. The incident is still actively being investigated so the information provided in this press release is subject to change. Additional details will be released to the public as they become available.
On December 15, 2019 just after 2:00 p.m., Haltom City and Richland Hills Police Officers responded to the Rio Vista Apartment complex (6324 Baker Blvd) in reference to possible shots fired in the area. While checking the complex, officers found a juvenile male with apparent gunshot wounds in the north parking lot. The juvenile was transported to North Hills Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Due to the victim being a juvenile, no identifying information will be released at this time. Haltom City Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Crime Scene Unit responded to the location to investigate. Working closely with other local agencies, the investigation led to the identification and apprehension of two suspects. The suspects are both juvenile males, aged 16 and 15. They were transported to the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center, where they are being held on the charge of murder. Due to the suspects’ age, no identifying information will be released at this time. The victim and suspects are residents of Richland Hills and the motive for this tragedy is still being investigated.
If anyone has any information in reference to these incidents, please contact Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000.
Detective M. Spillane, Public Information Officer
The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.