Crime

July 27, 2014

Police: Burglar killed Fort Worth man, seriously injured another

Fort Worth police found one man dead and another seriously injured early Sunday on Cortez Drive after a burglary.

A burglar broke into a home early Sunday, killing one man and seriously injuring another, before officers arrested the suspect, police said.

Officers found a 56-year-old man dead in a home in the 2900 block of Cortez Drive in west Fort Worth. His name had not been released Sunday afternoon.

Police also found an 82-year-old man with “numerous blunt force injuries” in the home. He was taken to a hospital, but his condition was unavailable.

A 29-year-old man was in custody Sunday afternoon in connection with the case.

Officers responded to the burglary call about 2 a.m. Sunday at a house in the 2900 block of Cortez Drive, where the victims were found.

Additional officers found the suspect in a parked vehicle near the 2900 block of Cortez Drive. He was taken to a hospital, but police did not provide details of his injuries.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

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