Arlington police arrest suspect in killing of Fort Worth woman on I-30

Brittany Daniel, 26, of Fort Worth.
Brittany Daniel, 26, of Fort Worth. Family of Brittany Daniel — Courtesy

A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night in the fatal shooting of a Fort Worth woman while she was driving on Interstate 30 near Cooper Street last week.

Aspen Shaquille Daron Warren was arrested a few hours after a judge signed a warrant accusing him of killing Brittany Daniel, 26, on Jan. 27.

A passenger in Daniel’s car told police that a car was weaving in and out of traffic on eastbound Interstate 30 when “an incident” occurred between the car the shooter was in and the Honda Accord that Daniel was driving, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The passenger told investigators that the other car pulled alongside the Accord and someone rolled down the back passenger window and “yelled at them.”

The passenger said she heard two gunshots, and Daniel exclaimed, “I’ve been shot, call 911,” according to the affidavit.

Daniel pulled off the road. She was taken to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website. She had been shot in the torso.

Her mother, Sharon Daniel, previously told the Star-Telegram that her daughter was a supervisor at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndam in Fort Worth and was giving two co-workers rides home. One of the co-workers had already been dropped off.

On Friday, police received a tip about who was in the suspect vehicle.

After tracking down and interviewing one person on Saturday, that person acknowledged that there had been a “road rage” incident. The witness said the driver fired two shots and identified the driver as “Aspen.” The witness pointed him out in a photo lineup.

On Monday, detectives spoke with another person who was in the car and said the driver, “Aspen Warren,” was overheard asking for his gun. Warren grabbed it and fired two shots at the Honda Accord, authorities said.

On Tuesday, investigators spoke with a third person who confirmed everyone’s names and that “words” were exchanged between the two cars. The third witness said Warren rolled down the front passenger window, told the front passenger to “lean back” and then fired two shots at Daniel’s car.

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson tweeted about the arrest shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Warren was arrested in the 6000 block of Brentwood Stair Road in Fort Worth and was booked into the Arlington Jail at 8:55 p.m. with initial bail set at $500,000, according to police.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST