Slain man not involved in first shooting, Fort Worth police say

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FORT WORTH -- A 22-year-old man fatally shot by police late Saturday was not involved in an earlier shooting in which another man was wounded, according to a news release from police Tuesday.

Sixto Quezeda was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of North Pecan Street in northwest Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Police were in the area responding to a 911 call about a shooting in the 3700 block of Lebow Street.

"At this time, it does not appear that Quezada was involved in the original shooting on Lebow," Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman, wrote in a news release. "Two suspects have been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in that offense."

After that shooting, which occurred about 10:15 p.m., a 21-year-old Fort Worth man was hospitalized in critical condition. Officers were told to look for a white SUV, and they spotted a similar vehicle on North Pecan, about 2 miles away.

Quezada was standing next to the vehicle, and even though officers yelled at him to get down on the ground, he got into the vehicle, shifted in reverse and tried to drive away, Knight wrote. An officer, fearing he would be run over, opened fire, and so did two others, Knight said.

“The white SUV traveled from the dead end of the street until the vehicle slammed into the mailbox,” Knight wrote.

The medical examiner reported that Quezeda died of “multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.” Officers did not find a gun in the SUV, Knight said.

“Once this investigation is complete, it will be immediately turned over to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office for review,” Knight said

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

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