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Man accused of choking woman, shooting at Fort Worth police

A 51-year-old Fort Worth man is accused of firing at patrol officers with a shotgun Saturday morning as police answered a domestic call.
A 51-year-old Fort Worth man is accused of firing at patrol officers with a shotgun Saturday morning as police answered a domestic call. ramirez@star-telegram.com

A 51-year-old Fort Worth man accused of choking a woman opened fire on police Saturday morning before he surrendered, police said Sunday.

Police identified the suspect as Larry Trees.

Trees faces charges of assault of a family member and two counts of attempted capital murder, police said Sunday.

Officers responded to a domestic call about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Poplar Spring Road.

Patrol officers arrived and a man armed with a shotgun walked out of the residence. Seconds later, the man opened fire on two officers.

Officers returned fire as the man later identified as Trees retreated back into the residence. As SWAT members arrived on the scene, Trees and a woman walked out of the home.

No one was injured from gunfire, police said.

Before police arrived, Trees is accused of choking the woman in the residence. Police did not release the relationship between Trees and the woman.

Trees was in the Mansfield Jail Sunday in lieu of $65,000 bail.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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