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Two dead at scene of violent crash, shooting in northeast Arlington
Star-Telegram ^ | 12-14-2011

Posted on 12/14/2011 4:51:41 PM PST by Dysart

Police have confirmed that there was an initial crash involving the blue SUV (at first believed to be an Escalade but now believed to be a Chevy Tahoe) at North Collins Street and Cantor Drive, just south of the second accident scene.

Sgt. Christopher Cook said the blue SUV fled north on Collins after that crash, followed by multiple vehicles whose drivers were trying to get a license plate. The blue SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed, rear-ended a gray Dodge pickup stopped at Brown Boulevard.

One person in the pickup was killed, and eight vehicles were eventually involved in the chain-reaction crash, Cook said.

The damaged SUV ended up in the southbound lanes. At some point, Cook said, "a young man walked up to the driver's side of the SUV and was shot."

Cook said investigators aren't sure whether the victim emerged from a vehicle or was a bystander who just walked up to try to help. Several apartments, businesses and a golf course surround the intersection.

"The big question is why this happened," he said. "Whether it was road rage or something else, we don't know. We're still looking at possible motives."

Read more: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/crime_time/2011/12/multiple-shooting-major-accident-reported-in-northeast-arlington.html#ixzz1gYikVzqu

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hitandrun; shooting; thug

Local crime story and it doesn't get much crazier than this. Essentially thug in Tahoe hits another vehicle, takes off and is chased by witnesses. They travel at speeds up to 100mph on four lane city blvd. Thug rear ends a vehicle stopped at traffic light, kills him in the accident, and shoots and kills teenager who came to his vehicle to offer help to said thug and his twin sons in the back seat. Sketchy reports say 7-10 vehicles involved in total.

Lots of details from various sources as well as videos.

1 posted on 12/14/2011 4:51:55 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart
Witness says Escalade driver "ranting, raving, half-laughing" before firing shot
2 posted on 12/14/2011 4:54:34 PM PST by Dysart
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


3 posted on 12/14/2011 5:07:53 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Dysart

The story on this has been changing all afternoon.


4 posted on 12/14/2011 5:09:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dysart

20 years ago I lived right down the street from where this happened....


5 posted on 12/14/2011 5:19:41 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: mylife
Arlington PD doesn't deal with this every day, and witness accounts I imagine are all over the place.

Any rate, not sure what the lesson is here. Don't chase hit and run thugs? (probably wise) Or perhaps avoid offering assistance because you might just get shot for your trouble?

BTW, I used to live in those apartments in the picture years ago while going to school. These have changed in N Arlington, for the worst.

6 posted on 12/14/2011 5:20:10 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Popman

That’s funny. I lived in those ugly apts in the scene there which were named Misty Ridge Apts while in school 20 years ago.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 5:26:44 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Five minutes north from my business. Amish perp, by the looks of the photo on MyFoxDFW.


8 posted on 12/14/2011 5:30:32 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: manic4organic

You own Whole Foods?


9 posted on 12/14/2011 5:32:23 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Which Arlington? Virginia, Texas, Massachusetts? Would it hurt to put two extra letters in the title?


10 posted on 12/14/2011 5:33:02 PM PST by giotto
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To: Dysart

The last report I heard on the radio a couple hours ago said the perp shot some one who was rendering aid to the wounded, in the head.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 5:36:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dysart

Arlington Texas ping!


12 posted on 12/14/2011 5:36:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: giotto

Tx


13 posted on 12/14/2011 5:40:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Popman
I just looked at my old house (Google) which I bought for $40,000 (first home)in 1988

It is now worth $157,000...LOL

Small 3 bed 1 bath huge yard...

Betcha if I moved back I'd be the only English speaking guy on the street....

14 posted on 12/14/2011 5:40:23 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: giotto

Don’t that pizz you off?

That’s a bad intersection anyway. Rain and crazy idiots don’t help.

I never heard if the occupants in the yellow ‘smart car’ survived.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 5:40:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: giotto
Uh, we are not to alter titles here per forum rules. Would it hurt you to check the topics list on this very page which appropriately so designates "U.S.: TX?"

And stop whining; it's not becoming of a lady. Good grief.

16 posted on 12/14/2011 5:41:41 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Popman

North East side huh?


17 posted on 12/14/2011 5:42:26 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: Dysart

For those who did not read the entire article, the last line reveals the driver/shooter had his twin toddlers in the vehicle.

Color me stuned.

Cheers,

knewshound


18 posted on 12/14/2011 5:47:24 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: Dysart
Terrible.
Guy sitting at a light minding his own business when an SUV plows into him and kills him.
Right before Christmas.
If someone gets shot for rendering aid, that's just as horrible.
Expect an ambulance chaser or two to sue those responsible for the chase causing the second accident.
The families of the deceased may have a case.
Some have won win police officers have been involved in chases and have killed or injured innocent bystanders.
Sad incident right before Christmas.
19 posted on 12/14/2011 6:11:06 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: manic4organic
Amish perp, by the looks of the photo on MyFoxDFW.

Perp is black. Stop the stupid Amish nonsense, no one is amused with it.
20 posted on 12/14/2011 6:40:41 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: manic4organic

Black guy with dreadlocks. A 28-year-old thug with a gun loose in a car with his 2-year-old twins in the back seat.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Dysart

LOL. I wish. I’d fire all the hippies.


22 posted on 12/15/2011 11:49:11 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Jay Santos CP

I’ll say what I like, Noob. And I am amused by the Amish comment, whether others are or not.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:34 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: manic4organic

Well, I treat it as a twofer— I get pick up some groceries and visit the circus weekly.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 12:12:16 PM PST by Dysart
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