TX Man Marcelo Garcia ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Houston Fatal Police Involved Shooting

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Marcelo Garcia has been identified as the Texas man fatally shot Wednesday morning during a police-involved shooting in Harris County.

Garcia, 46, was reportedly armed with a knife when a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy opened fire early Wednesday morning near Houston.

According to reports, a woman contacted 911 around 1 a.m. saying her husband was experiencing a mental health crisis. Investigators say dispatch called for a deputy and a mental health unit to respond to the scene, however, the mental health unit was busy on another call.

The deputy was met at the front door by Garcia who was allegedly armed with a knife.

The home is located in the 5900 block of Sunflower Prairie Court in Houston.

According to the ABC13, the deputy told the man to drop the knife, but the man “aggressively approached the deputy.”

The deputy reportedly tried to use his taser on the suspect, but investigators say it didn’t work. That’s when the deputy fired his gun several times, hitting and killing the 46-year-old man, according to the sheriff’s office.

Garcia’s sister says he was a married father for four girls and struggled his entire life with schizophrenia and was bipolar.

The deputy involved was not injured. He was placed on administrative leave as is protocol.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

TX R&B Singer Jaelyn ‘JaeRene’ Chapman ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Houston Fatal DUI Vehicle Crash

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jaelyn Rene Chapman has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday DUI vehicle crash in Harris County, Texas.

“JaeRene” Chapman was killed in a wrong-way vehicle crash involving suspect DUI driver, 32-year-old Bobby James Brown Jr., on Wednesday.

According to reports, the singer was traveling in a vehicle with three others on the Westpark Tollway in Houston, when the vehicle was struck head-on by an intoxicated wrong-way driver Wednesday. The other three passengers were transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Deputies say Brown was in surgery for his own injuries Thursday and faces three counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and one count of intoxication manslaughter according to Fox26.

JaeRene has performed at Rockets games, and she most recently sang at the Black Votes Matter rally. She was a regular on urban radio stations throughout the Houston area.

Court records show the DWI Brown was arrested for another DWI a month ago, but that case was dismissed, because he had successfully completed a pre-trial intervention program.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

TX Man Freddie Sanders ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Dallas Recording Studio Shooting

DALLAS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Freddie Sanders has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night shooting at a recording studio in Dallas County.

Sanders, 29, was fatally shot at a Dallas recording studio Saturday night.

According to reports, an unknown disturbance between a group of individuals led to Sanders being shot at the recording studio, located in the 7700 block of Sovereign Row in Dallas. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle around 11:30 p.m.

Sanders was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

No suspect or motive information was provided as of Sunday.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Dallas County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, the state’s second-most populous county, and the eighth-most populous in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 2,368,139; in 2019 it was estimated to have 2,635,516 inhabitants – Wikipedia.

Video: TX Train Carrying Oil Tankers Explodes After Colliding With Big-Rig Tuesday Morning

MILAM COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — A train carrying oil tankers exploded after colliding with a semi-tractor Tuesday morning in Milam County, Texas.

A hazmat situation is now underway after the train stuck an 18-wheeler in Cameron Tuesday morning.

According to FoxNews, the train, which was carrying oil tankers, exploded as a result of the crash, and authorities have labeled the crash a hazmat situation, according to the Cameron Police Department.

Police first received communication about the crash around 6:45 a.m. CT and sent out mutual aid to first responders at the scene.

Both the train conductor and truck driver survived the crash without major injuries, local news outlet KXXV reported.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White will be sharing more information about the collision later this morning.

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Geo quick facts: Milam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24,757. The county seat is Cameron. The county was created in 1834 as a municipality in Mexico and organized as a county in 1837 – Wikipedia.

TX Church Leader Chris Vardy ID’d As Victim In Thursday’s Fort Worth Mass Vehicle Crash

TARRANT COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Ray Vardy, of Boyd, Texas, has been identified as one of the six people killed Thursday morning in a mass vehicle wreck in Tarrant County.

Chris Vardy, 49, a leader at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, was killed in a major accident on Interstate 35W involving more than 130 vehicles Thursday morning.

Vardy’s wife is Tamara Vardy, the superintendent of the Boyd school district. School officials said they would release a statement later in the day, according to Yahoo.

As the commute to work began just after 6 a.m. Thursday, ice on a half-mile section of I-35W thrust together sedans and pickup trucks and 18-wheelers, authorities said.

At least 133 vehicles were jumbled in the dark. Vardy was among six people killed, and 65 other people were injured.

Vardy worked as a program manager at InterConnect Wiring, a Fort Worth-based company that supplies military aerospace electrical products, according to a LinkedIn profile in his name.

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Geo quick facts: Tarrant County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2010, it had a population of 2,054,475. It is Texas’ third-most populous county and the 15th-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Worth – Wikipedia.

TX ISD Police Officer Matt Krupa ID’d As Victim In Thursday San Antonio Fatal Jeep Crash

BEXAR COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Matthew David Krupa, of San Antonio, Texas, has been identified as the North East Independent School District officer killed in a Thursday morning vehicle crash in Bexar County.

Krupa, 27, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near San Antonio Thursday morning.

According to reports, Krupa was operating a Jeep Wrangler on Broadway near Cheever in San Antonio, when the vehicle came into contact with a vehicle Thursday morning. The force of the crash cause the Jeep to roll over.

Krupa, who was on his way to work for the North East ISD Police Department, was pronounced dead on the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The condition of the other driver was not provided.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Bexar County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773, and a 2018 estimate put the population at 1,986,049. It is the 16th-most populous county in the nation and the fourth-most populated in Texas – Wikipedia.

TX Woman Marla Harris ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fort Hood Fatal Harley Crash

BELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Marla Harris, of Killeen, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal motorcycle crash in Bell County.

Harris, 36, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Killeen Saturday night.

According to reports, Harris was operating a Harley Davidson in the 1600 block of South Fort Hood Street in Fort Hood, when the bike came into contact with a Nissan Versa that had failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection stop sign around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Harris was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The incident is under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Bell County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 310,235. Its county seat is Belton. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas – Wikipedia.

Sarah Vela ID’d As Texas Woman Gone Missing In Midland January 20th

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Sarah Beth Vela, of Big Springs, Texas, has been identified as the woman gone missing January 20 from Midland.

Vela, 35, was reported missing from a residence in Midland on January 20th.

According to reports, Midland Police Department responded to a residence near the 4600 block of Kiowa Drive in Midland, on reports of a missing person. Vela was apparently staying in an RV located on the property when she disappeared around 3 p.m. January 20th.

Vela is 5’8 with brown hair and brown eyes. She weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing white shirt with black sweatpants.

Now the Midland Police Department is asking that if anyone has information on Sarah Beth Vela’s whereabouts to contact the MPD non-emergency line at 432-685-7108.

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geo quick facts: Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2019, the population was 176,832. The county seat is Midland. The county is so named for being halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway – Wikipedia.

TX Pair Jonathan Collins & Ramanda Parker ID’d As Victims In Tuesday Night Tyler Double-Fatal Crash

TYLER COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Collins, of Warren, Texas, and Ramanda Parker of Village Milles, Texas, have been identified as the victims in a Tuesday night vehicle crash in Tyler County.

Collins, 29, and parker, 49, were both killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Hardin-Tyler County line Tuesday night.

According to reports, Collins was operating a Chevy pickup truck on US-69 near the Hardin-Tyler County line, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Dodge passenger vehicle, operated by Parker.

Both Parker and Collins were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Tyler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,766. Its seat is Woodville. Tyler County is named for John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States – Wikipedia.

TX HS Star QB Mikell Potts ID’d As Victim In Houston New Year’s Eve Fatal Shooting

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Mikell Potts, of Houston, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal New Year’s Eve shooting in Harris County.

Potts, 16, a Dekaney High School quarterback, was shot dead Thursday night near Remington Ranch.

According to reports, Potts was on-foot in the area of 600 block of Kiley Drive, when someone inside a vehicle opened fire around 8 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then fled the scene.

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials as of Friday.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Potts:

Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100 or CrimeStoppers.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.