HCPD Media Release - Mar 16, 2020
- Monday, Mar 16 2020
- 3:30 a.m.
- Central Fire Station (Station 1) - 5525 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
- 5300 block of Ira St. North
- Information: 817-222-7143
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- HCPD Media Release - Mar 17, 2020 (Update)
MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
On Monday, March 16, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Haltom City officers responded to the 5300 block of Ira Street North, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 12 year old female in a bathroom in the house that had sustained a gunshot wound to her back. As officers were tending to her wounds, other officers discovered that the person who had fired the weapon had left the scene. Witnesses told officers that the person that fired the weapon was in an adjacent bedroom when he fired a handgun into the closet of the bedroom. The projectile went through the closet wall and into the bathroom where the female was located. Haltom City Fire Department and MedStar Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to treat the victim, and she was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
Detectives have been in contact with the suspect, a 20 year old male, and are attempting to get him to voluntarily come to the police department to speak with them.
This is an ongoing investigation, and as such, more information will be released as it becomes available.
Sergeant Eric Peters
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.