FORT WORTH, Texas - On June 5, 2019, the Fort Worth Police Department Special
Response Team (SRT) and FWPD Fugitive Task Force Officers conducted
surveillance in the 2800 block of Burchill Road in an attempt to locate Martin
C. Wilson, who was wanted in connection with a recent murder (2500 Maddox
Ave.). While officers were at the location they saw Wilson in the front yard of
officers approached to take Martin Wilson into custody, a vehicle drove into
the responding officers’ path and began firing a weapon at Martin Wilson.
Task Force officers were able to apprehend the shooter, James Wilson, and take
him into custody. At the same time officers were dealing with James
Wilson, Martin Wilson ran toward the backyard of the residence. Officers
conducting perimeter security at the back of the residence heard the gunshots
and immediately intercepted Martin Wilson as he was running toward them with what
appeared to be a weapon. A Fort Worth Officer fired at Martin
Wilson; however, Martin Wilson was not hit by the rounds. Wilson was then
taken into custody without any injuries. Martin Wilson admitted to
officers that he initially held his cellphone like a weapon in order to deceive
the other persons he saw shooting at him. No officers or citizens were
injured during this incident.
Worth Police Major Case detectives are leading an investigation and will be
analyzing all available evidence.
officer who fired his weapon has been with the Fort Worth Police Department for
nine years and was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure
on every Critical Police Incident.
Murder Suspect: #19-47740
Martin C. Wilson, 30
Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon (who was shooting at
the murder suspect): #19-48544
James A. Wilson, 36
Tampering/Fabricating with Physical Evidence (passenger in
James A. Wilson vehicle) #19-48544
Daniel Levion Gray, 22