FORT WORTH, Texas- On June 9, 2019, members of the Fort
Worth Police Department were involved in an officer involved shooting in the
area of 5200 East Berry Street. The following information is available
Police were called out on a disturbance
call involving a person with a felony warrant at 4513 Jennifer Court. Prior to
officers’ arrival, the suspect fled the scene. SRT Officers began conducting
surveillance in the area and later observed the suspect enter a vehicle
occupied by two other individuals. A marked patrol unit attempted to conduct a
traffic stop and the suspect fled the vehicle on foot along with Jevon Monroe
(B/M 17 YOA). The 3rd individual remained with the vehicle and spoke
with officers. Officers observed the primary suspect holding a handgun while
they gave chase and they quickly lost sight of him.
searching the area for both suspects, the police helicopter observed one
suspect, Jevon Monroe, hiding beneath a vehicle in the backyard of a residence
near 5200 East Berry Street. Officers approached Monroe and were able to take
him into custody without incident.
Officers continued to search the
immediate area for the second suspect and soon located him inside a vehicle
that was parked in the backyard; he was the only occupant in the vehicle.
Numerous verbal commands were given to the suspect and he did not comply with
any of the commands given. As officers attempted to break the glass of the
vehicle to gain a better view of the suspect, the suspect made an overt action
placing the officers in fear for their lives. Three officers responded to
this threat with deadly force.
Medical officers were on-scene to provide emergency medical treatment to the
suspect; he did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Crime scene personnel located a
handgun inside the vehicle and evidence supports that the suspect fired this
weapon. Testing will be performed on the gun to verify that the evidence
located is from the gun collected.
Three officers discharged their weapons
during this critical police incident. Those officers have been employed
for five, seven and 10 years.
As with all critical police incidents,
it is standard practice to place the involved officers on administrative leave
while the Major Case Unit and Internal Affairs Unit are conducting their
The investigative findings will be
forwarded to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office for Grand Jury
Review upon conclusion.
the Major Case Unit requests any additional witnesses who may have information
regarding this incident to contact them at 817-392-4455.