Crime

1 student dead, 2 people injured in Arlington shooting near Bowie High School

Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy who was shot dead Thursday in an incident where two other people were wounded near an Arlington house.

Antony Lemelle Strather Jr., a Bowie High School student, was slain and a second student who was shot was taken to a hospital, Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos wrote in a statement.

The victims were fired upon about 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cliffside Drive, said Lt. Chris Cook, an Arlington police spokesman. Gunfire erupted outside the house, which is located in a neighborhood adjacent to the school, according to police.

The third victim was a man who was sitting at a computer inside his house when he was struck by a stray bullet, Cook said.

The man and the second student, a boy who was shot in the leg, were expected to survive, Cook said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office had not made a ruling on the cause or manner of death Friday.

Several people arrived in vehicles outside the house and were involved in an altercation before the shooting, police said. Detectives were trying to determine the assailants’ identity.

The school district canceled the Bowie High School freshman and junior varsity football games against Trimble Tech.

School counselors were preparing to assist students and district officials will support the families of the students involved, Cavazos’ statement said.

Someone with information on the killing should call Arlington police Det. Coleman at 817-459-5373 or Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS, police 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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