HALTOM CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Police have launched new details about the taking pictures that left two civilians useless, one other injured, and three officers wounded Saturday evening in Haltom Metropolis.
Haltom Metropolis police mentioned in a press convention Sunday that a while earlier than 6:45 p.m., the suspect, who has been recognized as Edward Freyman, 28, shot and killed two victims. They’ve been recognized as Colin Davis, 33, and Amber Tsai, 32.
An aged lady was additionally injured and known as 911 at about 6:45 p.m. from a house within the 5700 block of Diamond Oak Road.
As three uniformed officers approached the residence, the suspect started firing at them. Fast bursts of gunfire could possibly be heard on surveillance digital camera video because the officers fell to the bottom and returned hearth.
The injured officers had been recognized as Corporal Zachary Taylor, Officer Timothy Barton, and Officer Jose Avila. Corporal Taylor and Officer Avila stay hospitalized. Officer Barton was launched from the hospital in a single day after being handled.
A number of different officers rapidly moved in to assist, and the suspect apparently fled by means of the again of the home, leaping fences as he traveled south. Police mentioned Freyman didn’t hearth at anybody else after ran from the residence.
As officers from different regulation enforcement companies joined the manhunt for Freyman, Haltom Metropolis police and the Fort Value Workplace of Emergency Administration requested residents within the space close to Denton Freeway and Glenview to remain indoors and shelter in place.
Freyman was later discovered useless lower than an hour later within the 3900 block of Golden Oaks with a rifle and handgun near his physique. Police credited studies from the general public and pictures from Ring cameras with serving to to rapidly find the suspect.
Detectives discovered of their preliminary investigation that Freyman doubtless died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, however the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Workplace has not but decided the official reason for dying. It isn’t but identified if the suspect was hit by police gunfire.
Up to now police have no idea what precipitated or led as much as the taking pictures nor the precise relationship of everybody concerned, however know that the victims and suspect all knew one another. In addition they denied that the taking pictures was linked to another crimes, opposite to some early studies.
It has not been confirmed whether or not Freyman had a legal historical past, however a Haltom Metropolis Police Division spokesperson mentioned he believed that officers had been known as to the home previously.
Haltom Metropolis Mayor Dr. An Truong thanked regulation enforcement for stopping any additional lack of life, medical and hearth companies for his or her assist, and the general public for his or her prayers and assist. He mentioned he didn’t have solutions for cease additional gun violence, however emphasised that the group is united in respect and love.
Haltom Metropolis police chief Cody Phillips thanked the FBI, ATF, US Marshall’s Workplace, Texas DPS, Tarrant County Sheriff, Tarrant County Constable, North Richland Hills Hearth, Watauga Hearth, MedStar, and the Haltom Metropolis Citizen’s Emergency Response Staff, in addition to the Grapevine, Mansfield, Euless, Bedford, and Hurst police departments for his or her help.
Phillips additionally thanked the Haltom Metropolis Hearth Division and the Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, and Watauga Police Departments for his or her fast response.
The investigation has now been turned over to the Texas Rangers, following the usual protocol for officer-involved shootings.