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Arlington police shoot burglary suspect

Arlington police were involved in a shooting in the 5700 block of Longhorn Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Arlington police were involved in a shooting in the 5700 block of Longhorn Lane Tuesday afternoon. Arlington police Twitter

Police officers responding to a burglary call Tuesday afternoon fired at a man after he backed out of a driveway and drove toward them, an Arlington police spokeswoman said.

The driver was later found Fort Worth and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

At 2:15 p.m., a woman called 911 to report an intruder in her house in the 5700 block of Longhorn Lane in southwest Arlington. She was hiding in the back of the house, said Tiara Ellis Richard, an Arlington police spokeswoman.

Officers walking up to the house saw a man leave the house and get in a black car in the driveway. He backed out of the driveway and drove toward the officers, Richard said.

At least one officer fired and hit the car, she said.

The driver took off toward Fort Worth, and Arlington police called Fort Worth police with descriptions of the driver and vehicle, Richard said.

At 2:40 p.m., Fort Worth officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 5000 block of Slim Ridge Road in east Fort Worth near Lake Arlington. They found a man with a gunshot wound, Sgt. Steve Enright, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said.

“It was determined that the injured individual was related to a shooting that occurred in Arlington,” Enright said.

Arlington detectives were speaking to witnesses Tuesday night, Richard said. When the suspect is released from JPS, he will be taken to the Arlington jail, she said. His name was not released Tuesday evening.

Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792

Twitter:@MonicaNagyFWST

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