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Man killed at Fort Worth apartment identified, no arrests

Authorities identified man shot to death Tuesday afternoon as Larry Wilson Chism Jr., 36, of Crowley. Chism was found at an apartment on Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth.
Authorities identified man shot to death Tuesday afternoon as Larry Wilson Chism Jr., 36, of Crowley. Chism was found at an apartment on Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth. Star-Telegram

The man fatally shot by a resident of a Bryant Irvin apartment Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Larry Chism of Crowley, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.

Chism, 36, was pronounced dead in the living room of the apartment, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cameron Creek Apartments in the 5200 block of Bryant Irvin Road in the Cityview area of southwest Fort Worth.

Chism was shot in the shoulder and chest, the medical examiner said.

The man who said he shot Chism was in the parking lot when police arrived, officer Daniel Segura, a police spokesman, said Tuesday.

“The suspect advised officers he had just shot the victim,” he said.

The man is 21-year-old Blake Estrada Severin, according to a police indicent report. Severin lives in the apartment where Chism was shot, two witnesses told the Star-Telegram.

Segura said homicide detectives took one or two people to police headquarters downtown for interviews Tuesday. No one had been arrested as of late afternoon Wednesday.

The police report listed the incident as a robbery-home invasion.

Apartment resident Brad White told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday that Chism and another man burst into the apartment demanding “everything.”

White, 21, said he was with his girlfriend and their month-old baby, along with Severin when the men rushed in.

“My friend didn’t hesitate — he knew I had a baby in there and he shot him,” White said.

Jessica Bryan, 21, said she also lives in the apartment. She said six people were inside, including the baby, when the pair burst in.

She knew the slain man, she said, and they all used to be friends.

“Over a week ago, when he was still our friend, he was flashing a 9 mm [handgun] in our faces,” Bryan said.

Staff writer Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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