Sunday, December 15, 2019

Statement from Chief Stephen Mylett – Southlake Town Square Shooting

UPDATE: The Southlake Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a vehicle belonging to a suspect(s) involved in last night’s fatal shooting.

To the left is a picture of the vehicle which is described as a white SUV with champagne-colored trim at the bottom of the vehicle. The first three letters of the license plate may be “BHY.”

Anyone with information should contact Detective Karl Moore with the Southlake Police Department at 817-748-8127.

—————————–

Wednesday evening, May 22nd,  at approximately 7:00 p.m. a gunman opened fire on a Southlake resident who was sitting in the passenger seat of his car in Town Square.  Unfortunately the victim did not survive the attack and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Southlake Police Detectives are actively working the case and following viable leads.

While a violent incident such as this is very rare in our quiet community, it will certainly cause any community to question the safety of its residents, I would like to provide some information which might alleviate some of those fears. Based on the current information we have, I do not believe this incident to be a random act of violence. While I cannot go into the specifics of the evidence we have in our possession, I do feel I have the responsibility as your Chief of Police to inform you that this was a well-orchestrated, deliberate attack on a specific individual. I am confident the suspects involved in this attack immediately left our area and no longer pose a threat to Southlake residents.

Since this incident occurred during a period in which the square was heavily populated, we believe there may be additional witnesses we have not been able to speak with. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Southlake Police Detective Karl Moore at 817-748-8127 or Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477).

With a case of this magnitude, it is imperative that we utilize every resource available to us. I have requested assistance from area law enforcement agencies to include the FBI, DEA, and Department of Homeland Security. Every agency has committed to help us solve this crime. Again, I do not believe there is any further threat to our community and if you have any questions please feel free to contact my office at 817-748-8114.