Murder suspect shot by Tarrant County deputies

Murder suspect shot by deputies in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH - A suspect wanted for murder was shot by Tarrant County deputies serving him a warrant at the Ranchito Apartments in West Fort Worth late Wednesday.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Terry Grisham said undercover deputies were watching the apartment complex after getting tips reporting suspect Tony Vincent Novello's car in the area.

Deputies moved in on Novello at about 11:30 Wednesday night after seeing him walk towards his car. During the incident, Novello, 24, was shot in the arm. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment and will ultimately be booked into jail.

Novello was considered armed and dangerous because he is a suspect in the shooting death of a man on Tuesday. However, Grisham could not say with certainty if Novello was armed when deputies shot him, but only that deputies were in fear for their lives.

Katrina Whorton witnessed the shooting and said Novello's car was moving and may have run over a deputy's foot.

"I just heard one shot after the cops told him to stop the car, stop the car," Whorton said. "I heard them say 'you ran over my foot' and then I heard the one shot."

TCSO confirmed a deputy was admitted into a hospital for treatment. Internal Affairs will investigate the shooting to make sure the shot fired was justified.

Novello was wanted for murder after allegedly shooting and killing a man early Tuesday after a physical altercation at the Hilltop RV Park in the 7800 block of Jacksboro Highway in unincorporated Tarrant County.

Novello has been previously convicted on misdemeanor assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest/detention and unlawful possession of a firearm.

 

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