Fort Worth

May 20, 2014

2 dead after shooting at far west Fort Worth apartment

A man and woman were fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in an apartment in far west Fort Worth near the Naval Air Station.

Police were awaiting autopsy results Wednesday as they continue their investigation into the deaths of a man and a woman found shot Tuesday afternoon at an apartment complex in far west Fort Worth, police reported.

The man and woman’s identities had not been released of as of Wednesday morning.

Police have said it is too early to say whether the deaths are a murder-suicide.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said Wednesday morning that police did recover a gun at the scene but declined to say where the weapon was located inside the apartment.

Police had been called to the Second Dimension Apartments, located in a strip of Fort Worth between River Oaks and the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, shortly before 5 p.m.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in an apartment in the complex in the 5900 block of Calloway Drive South, said Sgt. Raymond Bush, a police spokesman..

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital, Bush said.

Loughman said the apartment is in the woman’s name.

“We’re trying to find out what, if any, relationship there was between the two deceased persons,” Loughman said Wednesday.

Brittnee Pack, who lives at the complex, said the man and woman appeared to be middle-aged, and that the man spoke with what she thought might be a Russian accent.

She said they both were friendly, but the woman visited more often and once brought over a cake.

Pack and her boyfriend, Frankie Ray Mosier Jr., said they have lived at the complex almost a year, but the dead man and woman moved in a couple of months ago, Pack said

Mosier said the woman had commented that the man had lost his job this week, and they were having financial trouble.

Pack said she was trying to get her toddler down for a nap when she heard a single gunshot.

“It sounded like a firework,” she said.

Soon police were swarming outside her neighbors’ door with guns drawn.

The man and woman had a small dog, a Chihuahua mix with black and white spots. It got loose as officers investigated. Mosier helped find the pet.

Pack said she frequently saw the man and woman walking the dog through the complex.

“You could tell they loved that dog,” she said.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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