DFW briefs: Man is shot during carjacking attempt

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Man is shot during

carjacking attempt

GRAND PRAIRIE -- A man was shot in the left leg as he ran from a would-be carjacker early Wednesday at a Grand Prairie apartment complex, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was treated and released, Grand Prairie police said.

The incident was reported about 12:30 a.m. at Timber Oaks Apartments in the 7000 block of Timber Oaks Lane.

Investigators say someone walked up to the victim and demanded the keys to his vehicle. The victim fled as the bandit opened fire, police said. The suspect also ran off.

-- Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Man, 44, accused of

lurking near school

FORT WORTH -- A 44-year-old man was arrested around 4 p.m. Wednesday outside a south-side elementary school after he was spotted nearby in a car outfitted with police gear, according to reports.

He was jailed on outstanding warrants and accusations of disorderly conduct and giving false information to police.

Officers were called at 3 p.m. to Hubbard Heights Elementary School, 1333 Spurgeon St., to investigate a report of a suspicious person. Police caught the man watching children from a black Ford Crown Victoria, similar to the ones used by police, officers said in their report.

-- Bill Miller

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