Authorities in Cooke County arrested a man Wednesday afternoon who’s suspected in a Fort Worth killing that took place that morning.
Deputies were advised at about 2:15 p.m. March 20 that a suspect in a killing was traveling north on I-35 and Fort Worth Police Department was trying to locate the small Chevrolet sedan he was believed to be in. A Texas Department of Public Safety unit parked at mile marker 494 to try to find the vehicle and saw it heading north shortly afterward, according to a press release issued Thursday, March 21, by the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle got off the highway at California Street, upon which police pulled the vehicle over, then several sheriff’s deputies and state troopers arrived to conduct a felony stop and arrest Demetria Tucker, 32, a passenger in the vehicle.
Fort Worth police arrived in Gainesville to take custody of Tucker, according to the press release.
The woman driving the vehicle and two juvenile passengers returned to Fort Worth as well.
The Dallas Morning News reported police were dispatched just before 11 a.m. Wednesday on a report that a store attendant had been fatally shot during a robbery in the 4600 block of Benbrook Highway. The shooter fled the scene, the newspaper reported.
The Dallas News did not name the suspect but reported he was apprehended in Gainesville Wednesday. He faces a capital murder charge, according to the newspaper.
Register Reporter Megan Gray-Hatfield contributed to this report.