Haltom City, Texas – Saturday evening shooting in Haltom City was fatal for two people, while four others, including three officers, were injured before the shooting suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the local police department, the shooting incident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and officers were dispatched to the shooting scene in the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive following a 911 call in regards to a shooting.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found two victims with gunshot wounds who were pronounced dead at the scene. The police later identified the victims as 33-year-old Collin Davis and 32-year-old Amber Tsai.
An elderly neighbor, who lives across the street and the one who called the police, was also shot and injured, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. In the initial police report, it was confirmed that the female victim was transferred to a hospital with minor injuries and was set to have a surgery.
As soon as the responding officers arrived at the scene, the suspect, whose identity was not immediately revealed to the public, opened heavy fire and injured three officers. Fortunately, Corporal Zach Tabler, Officer Tim Barton, Officer Jose Avila all suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover soon.
The suspect, identified on Sunday as 28-year-old Edward Freyman, fled the scene on foot, but was later found by the police with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Freyman had a “military-style” rifle and handgun near him when he was found.
A total of six homes across the street were damaged as a result of the shootout. Despite being injured, the responding officers returned the fire, which they believe further helped in preventing more damage being caused.
The motive behind the whole incident still remains unknown.
Several law enforcement agencies are conducting the investigation regarding the case, which should reveal what had happened prior to the shooting and if the weapons found on the suspect were legally owned.