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Third Arlington homicide in 24 hours: Victim identified after Monday afternoon shooting

Third homicide in 24 hours investigated in Arlington

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the 600 block of Rosarita Road in south Arlington.
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Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the 600 block of Rosarita Road in south Arlington.

An Arlington man died after being shot near his front yard on Monday afternoon. He’s the third man to be killed in Arlington since Sunday. None of the shootings are connected, police have said.

The Monday afternoon investigation began just before 3:15 p.m. when police were sent to the 600 block of Rosarita Road in south Arlington.

They found a “man in the driveway and front yard with apparent gunshot wounds,” Officer Christopher Cook said in a news release.

Officials with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Juriah Fields, 29, of Arlington.

Fields was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police believe he lived at the home where the shooting occurred, Cook said.

“Investigators are working to determine what exactly happened and canvassing the neighborhood for information and possible video surveillance,” Cook said.

Detectives were still at the house — near the corner of Rosarita and Guadalupe roads — as the sun was setting, several hours after the shooting occurred.

One man who was outside watching police said the victim was his cousin. He said he didn’t know what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Julia Hall at 817-459-5325.

On Sunday, an Arlington man was fatally shot in his own apartment and a security guard was killed about two hours later in separate shootings.

Arlington police responded to the first shooting call about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment in the 2700 block of Indian Creek Drive and found a man — identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner as Christian Cruz, 27 — with multiple gunshot wounds..

Reymund Ruiz, 18, was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder. Investigators believe there was a disturbance at the apartment prior to the killing, police said.

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Reymund Ruiz was charged with murder Monday in a shooting in Arlington. Arlington police

A security guard was shot and killed about 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Amigos Sports Bar in the 3200 block of E. Park Row Drive in Arlington. The security guard, who was in his 40s, has not yet been identified.

No arrests have been made in that shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Grant Gildon at 817-459-5691. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

Arlington police Sgt. Karen Standback talks about two separate fatal shootings on the night of April 14, 2019. One suspect was in custody.

Reporter Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.
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