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5 face assault charges after melee in Fort Worth neighborhood

Five young men were arrested early Sunday after Fort Worth police responded to a fight call in a residential neighborhood where officers estimated about 400 people had gathered.. Three of the suspects are, left to right, Munir Ali Nazri-Acosta, 19; Corey Davis, 18; and Xavier Yvanez 20, all of Fort Worth.
Five young men were arrested early Sunday after Fort Worth police responded to a fight call in a residential neighborhood where officers estimated about 400 people had gathered.. Three of the suspects are, left to right, Munir Ali Nazri-Acosta, 19; Corey Davis, 18; and Xavier Yvanez 20, all of Fort Worth.

Five young men including four teens were identified Monday as suspects who were arrested after a fight in a residential neighborhood in south Fort Worth where shots were fired, police say.

One man was wounded early Sunday in the melee, which police described as a "large party" attended by nearly 400 people.

Police reported they believed shots were fired at them, but no officer was injured. Officers did not return fire, police said.

Jail records identified the suspects as Xavier Yvanez, 20; Munir Ali Nazri-Acosta, 19; Khalil Thornton, 19; Corey Davis, 18; and Armando Perez, 18, all of Fort Worth. The five face charges of aggravated assault, according to Fort Worth jail records.

Perez is a student at Paschal High School while Nazri-Acosta is a former student at Paschal, according to Fort Worth school records. Davis is a former student at Eastern Hills High School, Yvanez an ex-student at South Hills High School and Thornton a former student at Success High School. records state.

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Khalil Thornton, 19, (left) and Armando Perez, 18, both of Fort Worth were arrested early Sunday. Courtesy: Fort Worth Jail

The fight was called in to police shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 8200 block of Boulder Canyon Trail.

When they arrived, police estimated nearly 400 people were in the area.

"While officers were on the scene obtaining control of the incident, shots were fired," Officer Daniel Segura said Sunday in an email. "Officers believe that the shots may have been directed towards them."

Police said a man suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers stopped a vehicle fleeing the scene, and several of the five who were arrested were in the vehicle, police said.

Davis and Perez have no criminal history in Tarrant County, according to court records.

Yvanez, Thornton and Nazri-Acosta have been arrested several times in Tarrant County, court records state.

Nazri-Acosta was sentenced to three years probation in 2017 for robbery in Fort Worth and Yvanez received two years probation last year for attempting to tamper with physical evidence, according to court records. Yvanez had previous convictions for drug possession and driving while intoxicated.

At the time of his arrest Sunday, Thornton was awaiting a hearing on an assault charge. Thornton was charged in February with assault causing bodily injury from an incident in July in Fort Worth, and he has a court hearing on June 14, court records state.

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