Teen shot in head during fight at park
FORT WORTH -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the head early Monday during a fight involving his girlfriend at Westcreek Park.
The man was in critical condition at a Fort Worth hospital Monday, according to Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman.
Officers were sent shortly before 1 a.m. to the 6000 block of Jennie Drive, where they learned that there had been an ongoing dispute between several females who had agreed to meet at the park to fight. Fifteen to 20 people had gathered in the park, including the victim, whose girlfriend was among the females involved. At some point, Criado said, a man pulled out a handgun and shot the 18-year-old.
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The park is between McCart Avenue and Crowley Road, not far from South Hills High School.
-- Deanna Boyd
Woman injured in parking garage attack
FORT WORTH -- A 27-year-old woman was attacked by a knife-wielding man inside a parking garage at a West Seventh Street shopping center early Sunday, police reported.
The attack occurred about 2:30 a.m. as the woman was walking to her car on the ground floor of the garage, in the 2900 block of Crockett Street. She told police that she heard footsteps behind her and had turned to look when she was grabbed from behind. The assailant pulled her to the ground and tried to stab her with a knife in his right hand. The two struggled for some time before the man ran off, she told police.
Another man took off yelling after the attacker, and another woman told the victim that police were being called, she told police.
Unsure what to do, the woman said, she ran to her car and drove home but later went to the hospital at her family's urging, the report says.
The woman told police that the man said nothing to her during the attack and did not grab her purse or try to take off her clothing.
The woman described her attacker as a Hispanic man with very light-colored eyes, possibly hazel, and wearing a white polo shirt with stripes.
The woman was cut on both hands and under her neck, the report says.
-- Deanna Boyd
Man dies after jump off restaurant balcony
FORT WORTH -- Police are investigating the possible suicide of a man who witnesses said jumped Monday morning from a balcony at the Love Shack, a popular outdoor restaurant in the Stockyards.
Witnesses told police that the man ran up to the balcony, got on a table and, facing the street, jumped and struck his head on the concrete floor below. He was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.
The restaurant, in the 100 block of East Exchange Avenue, was closed the rest of the day. Owner Tim Love issued this statement: "Today, just before opening of business, an unidentified male entered the Stockyards location of the Love Shack. He apparently accessed an upper balcony level of the establishment and jumped to his death. We are focused on full cooperation with the authorities regarding this terrible tragedy and the subsequent ongoing investigation. Our sincere condolences go to his family."
-- Marty Sabota