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16-year-old killed, one hospitalized in shooting near downtown Fort Worth

Fort Worth police release 2018 crime stats

In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

A 16-year-old was killed in a shooting near downtown Fort Worth early Sunday morning.

Police responded to a shooting call at Butler Place Apartments in the 1600 block of Waters Street — about one block away from Terrell High School — at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

One person was killed and another was hospitalized in the shooting, Fort Worth Police Officer Ivan Gomez said.

Robert Earl Boozer Jr., 16, died from multiple gunshot wounds at 2:23 a.m. in the 1600 block of Chambers Street, which is about a block away from Waters Street, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. Neither police nor the medical examiner could confirm that Boozer was the victim in Sunday’s shooting at Butler Place Apartments.

The condition of the person who was taken to the hospital was not known Sunday afternoon.

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