4-year-old child shot and killed inside Arlington apartment shortly after midnight, police investigating

ARLINGTON, TX – Police in Arlington are trying to piece together the events that lead to the death of a four year old boy in a Washington Drive apartment overnight.

The Arlington Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 700 block of Washington Drive at an apartment complex on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 12:36 a.m. The caller reported that gunshots were heard in the area. Officers who arrived on scene noticed a blood trail at a nearby apartment. Officers made entry into the unlocked apartment and located a crime scene inside the apartment, however, no one was inside the location. During the initial investigation, a vehicle drove into the parking lot that matched the description of a vehicle leaving shortly after the shooting according to a witness.

Investigators were notified by the Grand Prairie Police Department that a 4-year old male child was taken to a local hospital in their city and pronounced deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives believe that the child was shot while inside the apartment on Washington Drive. Investigators are actively working this scene to determine exactly what happened and trying to ascertain if the shooting occurred outside of the apartment or inside the location.

Persons of interest have been detained at this time pending further investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Cisneros at 817-575-3169. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.