Crime

Man shot at Lake Arlington park lot, police say; assailant fired from sedan

A man was shot in his arm Wednesday at a public park at Lake Arlington in Fort Worth, police said.

James Booker, 57, was shot about 3 p.m. at Elizabeth and Quail roads, according to a police report.

The assailant fired from a sedan, police said.

Booker was “verbally engaged” by a male and female in a gray Dodge Charger when the male began to fire, a police spokesman said.

The female and male drove off. Police had not reported an arrest Thursday.

Booker was taken to a hospital with a minor injury, authorities said.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He previously was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.
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