Deadly 24-Hour Crime Spree Hits DFW

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DALLAS -- As the weather gets hotter, so do the streets of DFW, especially the last 24 hours.

Wednesday night, Arlington PD got a burglary call on Spring Meadows Drive. At the scene, 24-year-old Destrey Tinner was dead in the front yard. The homeowner who shot him collapsed of a possible heart attack and died.

"He's a really good neighbor, always watching out for the neighborhood. Really good guy," said Sylvester McCaleb, the victim's neighbor.

Arlington PD says it's possible 54-year-old David Stephenson knew the intruder. Now a wife turned widow is trying to sort out what the heck happened.

In Oak Cliff, two women were shot to death inside a house on Ledbetter Drive. One has been identified as 44-year-old Bridgette Manning.

Cops say the homeowner, 60-year-old Leonard Mornes, claimed he caught the women burglarizing his home. But detectives say that's a lie. They say Mornes did crack cocaine with the women, fell asleep, then shot them when he woke up and they were still in the house.

Mornes has been arrested on capital murder charges.

Over in Fort Worth, another shooting. It was 4 a.m. at the Cinnamon Tree Apartments when two people were robbed by a gunman on a bike. Fort Worth PD says the first victim was shot and reportedly is in good condition.

Minutes later, victim number two wad confronted in his car. The suspect smashed the window, took his wallet and pedaled away.


To make matters worse, DPD says there's been a 41% increase in murders from this time last year.

Here's hoping there will be a cool down to this hot and violent summer soon.