Texas police officer died after fall, not shooting, as originally suspected

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A Texas police officer died after suffering a medical emergency, falling and seriously injuring his head Friday. The news, released Saturday afternoon, was a shocking turn from what authorities initially said was suspected to be a fatal shooting of a uniformed officer.Sgt. Keith Shepherd, of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, was found dead in his police vehicle at a downtown Fort Worth parking garage at about 9 p.m. local time on Friday. The garage was located just across the street from Tarrant County Jail, where Shepherd worked, and the sheriff’s office. Police said at the time he was found that it was reported as a shooting by the first people on scene.By Saturday, officials said Shepherd was outside of his vehicle when he suffered a medical emergency and injured his head when he fell to the ground. However, he was apparently able to pull himself into his car before he died.The medical examiner said Shepherd’s cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in his lungs.“What I know about Keith is that he had a great reputation at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office,” Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said at a press conference Saturday. “He was a strong leader. He was loved. He was a great husband and a good father.”The amount of blood both inside and outside of Shepherd’s car led to the original belief he had been shot, Waybourn said.Shepherd had gone to lunch Friday and never returned, according to the sheriff.“He was found in his vehicle with blood outside the vehicle and blood inside the vehicle,” Waybourn said. “And nobody knows what happened there. And the officers that found him immediately began to do emergency medical procedures on him.”He was pronounced dead at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.Shepherd was a 19-year veteran of the force.“We lost one of our own last night,” Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. “Sgt. Keith Shepherd dedicated his life to standing between evil and good. He was a 19yr veteran of our Detention Bureau and will always be a part of our family. Please pray for his family as they struggle with this loss and for the TCSO.”Shepherd is one of two police officers in Tarrant County who died suddenly on Friday.Caleb Rainey, 25, of the North Richland Hills Police Department, died from an unspecified illness, according to the department. They also sent their condolences to Shepherd.“As we mourn the loss of one of our own, we learn of another hero down,” North Richland Hills police said on Twitter. “Sgt. Shepherd, your legacy of dedication to your community won’t be forgotten.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rain could hit Southland Friday

first_imgA very rare, fairly strong pre-fall September storm could bring half an inch of rain – possibly more, depending on the course it takes – when it finally arrives full force Friday evening, weather forecasters said Wednesday. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service were closely watching the storm’s southern path from its origin in British Columbia, predicting that the system should arrive in Southern California just in time to exacerbate the already busy Friday evening rush hour. “Right now, we’re not quite sure how much rain” the storm will bring, said NWS meteorologist Edith Lindaman. “Generally, we’re saying we could get anywhere from half an inch to an inch. But by tomorrow morning, we should have a much better idea.” It’s still whether the storm will move over the ocean or linger there, picking up additional moisture to dump onto the Southland. Expect to see a thick marine layer Thursday morning with light drizzles, especially in the foothills, and temperatures staying in the high 70s in the afternoon. Clouds will continue to build Thursday and into Friday morning, turning into showers by Friday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Skies will begin clearing by Saturday morning, and mostly clear skies will prevail by the evening. Expect lots of sunshine on Sunday, with temperatures in the upper 70s for most of the region.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If that happens, NWS officials would issue “debris flow” warnings for areas denuded by recent fires, Lindaman said, although no such warnings had been issued as of Wednesday. “It’s not in the discussion today, but we are kind of concerned” about the possibility of floods and mud slides, she said. Normally, storms this cold and of this magnitude are not seen in this area until December or January, she said. So why now? “We’re just lucky, I guess,” Lindaman said. “We’ve been watching this storm building and building, and it just spun off and is making its way down here. It would be nice to get some rain.”last_img read more

Jr. NBA PH All-Stars get final prep ahead of Asia Pacific camp in Jakarta

first_imgAlaska Power Camp director Jeffrey Cariaso and head coach Tony dela Cruz headed the basketball camp, which served as added preparation for our bets.Comprising the boys lineup are Henjz Gabriel Demisana of Bacolod Tay Tung High School, James Yuan Ison of La Salle Greenhills, Zhan Paolo Moreno of Xavier University Cagayan de Oro, Sebastian Roy Reyes of Nazareth School of National University and Lionel Matthew Rubico of De La Salle Lipa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe girls roster, meanwhile, is made up of Dianne Camille Nolaso of Miriam College, Kyla Marie Mataga of De La Salle Zobel, Mikylia Taborada of Corpus Christi School Cagayan de Oro, Justine Mhyrra Vibanco of Saint Joseph Parish School and Princess BJ Marie Villarin of De La Salle Zobel.Also present during the basketball clinic to share tips and their Jr. NBA experience were Jr. NBA All-Stars alumni Kenji Duremdes, Echo Laure and Rhayyan Amsali. Alaska Aces’ Jeron Teng, Sonny Thoss, Simon Enciso, Ping Exciminanio and Chris Banchero also gave their support to the young athletes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Mr. Jones strikes again for TNT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars were treated to a send off basketball clinic by the Alaska Aces ahead of their trip to the first-ever Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp at Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia.The 10 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars, composed of five boys and five girls, will compete against other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam for spots in the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida in August.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more