HCPD Media Release - Aug 2, 2020
- date of incident: August 1, 2020
- time of incident: approximately 9:45 p.m.
- Information: 817-222-7029
MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Haltom City officers responded to a residence in the 4900 block of Orien St. in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found a seven-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds. While officers began immediate first-aid to the victim, officers located the suspect at the intersection of Katrine St and Katrine Ct. The suspect, the twenty-year-old brother of the victim, had an apparent self-inflicted wound to his upper-body. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and provided first-aid.
The suspect was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment of his wounds. The victim was transported to Cook Children's Medical Center. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved, the victim was pronounced deceased a short time after arrival.
At this time, we are unable to ascertain a motive. Due to the age of the victim, the suspect is expected to be charged with Capital Murder. This is an active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Detective Matt Spillane
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.