Shooting Investigation - Report #2023-03550033
By Tim Ciesco
Posted on December 21, 2023, December 21, 2023

On Thursday, December 21, 2023, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to a home in the 1300 block of South Pecan Street to investigate a reported burglary and shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, the residents of the home directed them inside where an adult female was lying unresponsive on the floor with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The residents told officers they were sleeping when their teenage son alerted them that he heard a voice he did not recognize inside their home. His father then retrieved a handgun and went to investigate. He found the woman in the kitchen and instructed her to leave. He told officers she became confrontational and began approaching him, at which point he fired his handgun, striking her.

The residents indicated they did not know the woman and had never seen her before. They and their kids were unharmed.

The woman did not have any identification on her. It’s unclear why she was at the home or how she got inside.

No criminal charges have been filed in connection to this incident.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once she is positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

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