NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
North Richland Hills officers are currently investigating an auto pedestrian fatality crash resulting from a shoplifting suspect struggling with and fleeing from officers.
On September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 PM, North Richland Hills Police were dispatched to 6401 NE Loop 820, Walmart, for a report of a shoplifting in progress. The suspect, an adult white male, left the area on foot and attempted to hide in the parking lot when officers arrived on scene. The suspect fled towards the access road of NE Loop 820, where he began to resist officers. The suspect again started to flee and attempted to cross the 6400 block of NE Loop 820, where a vehicle struck him. Officers immediately began administering CPR and emergency aid until paramedics arrived on scene. The suspect was transported to JPS Hospital by ground ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries. No officers or other citizens were injured during the incident.
The identity of the suspect involved will be withheld at this time, pending further investigation and notification of the suspect’s family regarding the fatality.
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