Crime

Man found shot in head inside crashed car in north Fort Worth is identified

An 18-year-old was found fatally shot in the head inside a crashed car Friday afternoon in north Fort Worth.

Police said the man, identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office as Amir Ruvalcaba, was found dead inside the car near 2200 Warfield Avenue at 5:27 p.m.

Detectives determined three other people were in the car when it crashed, but all three had fled.

Homicide detectives were investigating Saturday. As of 4 p.m., police did not say whether any arrests had been made.

On Saturday afternoon, crime scene tape hung off an orange traffic cone and a silver fire hydrant that had been knocked over at the intersection of Warfield Avenue and Northeast 28th Street. An electric box was also on its side beneath the road sign for Cold Springs Road.

Anna Maldonado, manager at nearby MG Appliance, said she passed the accident Friday evening and saw police covering up a body. She said a forensics team was near a black Nissan Altima that had crashed.

2200 Warfield Avenue is about one mile east of the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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