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FW police release details, suspect sketch in fatal shooting

FORT WORTH -- A 37-year-old man died early Thursday after he was shot multiple times on Lancaster Avenue by a man who then calmly walked away and left the scene in a car.

Darrell Ford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:03 a.m., a little more than a half-hour after the shooting.

Homicide Sgt. J.D. Thornton said Ford and a female acquaintance had been standing and talking in the 4900 block of Lancaster Avenue when a car -- described as a newer model four-door black Impala with tinted windows that have sparkle or glitter mixed in with the tint -- pulled into a nearby apartment complex.

One of the occupants got out of the car while the other drove out of the complex, pulled into the 2600 block of Roseland Street and stopped, Thornton said.

Thornton said a man then emerged from the complex and approached the victim, who in turn greeted the man. He said it was unknown whether the man had been the passenger in the car.

"The suspect doesn't say anything but just pulls out a gun," Thornton said.

He said the man then fired at the victim several times, striking the victim more than once.

"The suspect then calmly walked to the waiting Impala, got in and they drove off," he said.

The woman, who had taken off running when the man pulled his gun, was able to flag down a passing motorist who called 911.

The gunman is described as black or of mixed race (black and Hispanic) with a light or caramel complexion. He is believed to be in his early 20s, 5 foot 6 or 5 foot 7 inches tall and 175 pounds. He was clean-shaven and wore black pants, a black Scarface T-shirt with a picture of Al Pacino on the front over a red long-sleeve shirt.

Anyone with information about the gunman's identity is asked to call Detective Sarah Jane Waters at 817-392-4335 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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