Search For Shooting Suspects Leads To FWPD Standoff

jps standoff Search For Shooting Suspects Leads To FWPD Standoff

(credit: KRLD NewsRadio1080/Chuck Schechner)

FORT WORTH (KRLD) – An early morning deadly shooting and the search for suspects led to a Tuesday standoff with Fort Worth police.

Around 4:30 a.m. a man was shot and killed after answering a knock on the door at a house in the 1900 block of Grainger, just south of John Peter Smith Hospital.

Louis Shannon is the victim’s cousin and he told KRLD NewsRadio 1080 that the bullet was intended for someone else inside the house.

“You could say, ‘wrong place, wrong time’, but hey, if you gonna kill somebody ya know, make sure you got the right one,” Shannon said of the shooter. “You don’t just let somebody open the door and just start shooting – at least make sure you got the right person.”

Minutes after the shooting witnesses led police to a house just a few blocks away -– on Galveston Street. Fort Worth police and SWAT officers surrounded the house.

A standoff with individuals inside the house lasted for several hours. Ultimately, five men surrendered to police and were taken into custody for questioning in the shooting death.

“Right now we don’t know who our suspects are and/or witnesses,” said Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado.

The name of the shooting victim has not been released.

  • TheNiteNurse

    Unfortunately living in that area near JPS is like living in a war zone. It’s ruled by gang members and drug pushers. If you are unlucky enough to live there because you can’t afford to live anywhere else you are living on borrowed time. It would be my hope that the residents there take back their neighborhood and make it safe for everyone. It can be done but it would take some very brave people to do it.

  • Bad Moon Rising

    Usually because the sergeant was Mexican , that indicates that the suspects were as well . Wake up people of the southern States we are headed into a Juarez style US . Our ability to effect security in our homes and neighborhoods is dwindling .
    This is the dire consequence to allowing 20 million Illegal Mexicans to remain in the States .

    • TheNiteNurse

      I have to disagree. I’ve have lived and worked in that area for over 40 years and it hasn’t changed much. It’s not a result of illegals just social decline. You can’t blame all our problems on illegals. We have to take responsiblity for the problems we created and stop being victims. The people of the Stop Six area need to take back their neighborhood and stop letting good people become victims.

    • ese

      again, assumptions based on nothing. southside for life

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