FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Investigators with the Fort Worth Police Department say they have identified and arrested five people believed to be responsible for a Valentine’s Day game room robbery and shooting.
The suspects range in age from 16 to 18-years-old and police said all of the teens have violent criminal histories.READ MORE: Texas Restaurants Urge Fed To Make Good On Grant Funding Promises Amid Pandemic Woes
The robbery and shooting happened in the 3200 block of North Beach Street when at least four people rushed into the game room, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, and began robbing customers. Sometime during the robbery several shots were fired and an 18-year-old girl was shot in the leg.READ MORE: Plano Judge Orders Elmer Stewart Rhodes Remain Detained Pending Trial
Police said tips from the public corroborated information they’d already gathered and lead to the arrest of three of the suspects. Officials wouldn’t say where or exactly when the suspects were taken into custody.
While investigators acknowledged there has been an uptick in the number of game room robberies, they are only looking at suspects Anthony Barber, Paul Garner, Jcolby Jackson, Brenshay Washington and an unnamed 16-year-old for the Valentine’s Day crime.MORE NEWS: Plano Superintendent Sara Bonser Announces Plans To Retire
The teenaged girl who was shot was hospitalized but has since been released and continues to recover from her injuries.