One killed, two wounded by gunfire at New Year's Day party in Fort Worth

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2013  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH -- Two gunmen opened fire during an argument at a New Year's Day party, killing a 21-year-old man and wounding two others, police said Wednesday.

Malcolm Xavier Jennings was pronounced dead at John Peter Smith Hospital at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday, several hours after the shooting.

It was the city's first homicide of 2013.

The wounded men, identified in a police report as Charles Calvin, 61, of Fort Worth and Leonte Stone, 20, of Arlington, were expected to survive, officers said.

According to the police report, a 911 call was made about 2 a.m. Tuesday about people fighting, shots fired and people lying on the ground at a house in the 6200 block of Warrington Place, police reported. At least 12 people were present.

Investigators determined that Stone argued with two men who made unwanted advances toward his girlfriend.

Someone pulled Stone away because the argument was escalating, police said. At some point, two men pulled handguns and opened fire, first into the air and then at people, hitting the three men.

Police online records indicate that one suspect was arrested -- Torrence Thomas, 20, of Alvarado.

Thomas was in the Tarrant County Jail Wednesday night on a parole violation. No other information was immediately available Wednesday evening.

Staff writer Deanna Boyd contributed to this report.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

6200 block of Warrington Place, Fort Worth, TX
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