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Blotter: Man run over by vehicle after robbery

Denton police have identified one of at least three suspects involved in a robbery Tuesday that ended with a man getting run over by a sedan-style Jaguar, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer. 

No charges have been filed as of Tuesday evening, and no one was taken to a hospital after the incident, he said. 

At about 11 p.m., Kizer said Denton police responded to an area near The Arch at Denton apartments in the 700 block of Fort Worth Drive. The 19-year-old victim told police he reached out to an acquaintance on Snapchat to ask for a ride. Eventually, a man driving a Jaguar showed up in the parking lot, and another man got out of the passenger seat and "jumped" the victim, Kizer said. 

He said it's unclear whether the person who the victim initially contacted was driving the vehicle. The victim told police that "several" people got out of the car and started beating him, kicking him in the ribs and head before taking $40 from his pocket. 

A 20-year-old man intervened when he saw the beating. The suspects, Kizer said, took that man's backpack filled with clothes, shoes, a debit card and an iPhone charger. 

The police report said "at least" three suspects were involved in the altercation, but video footage from a witness showed four suspects, Kizer said. 

When the suspects got inside the vehicle to leave, the 20-year-old victim tried to stop them. Kizer said the suspects hit the man with the hood of the vehicle and ran over the lower portion of his torso with the front left tire. Both victims declined medical attention at the scene, he said, adding that they weren't transported to a hospital by paramedics. 

Kizer said police have identified one of the suspects through the vehicle's registered owner, but the investigation is ongoing. 

Other reports 

1700 block of Malone Street — An 18-year-old man said a suspect took his cellphone at knifepoint after he agreed to find drugs for the person, according to a police report. 

The suspect fled the scene in a gray four-door vehicle in an unknown direction, the report said. The report did not include a physical description. 

1500 block of Meadow Street — A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene of an attempted burglary Tuesday after he allegedly tried to pry open a window and door at a south Denton apartment, according to police. 

When police responded to the burglary call at about 5 a.m., they spoke with the suspect. The report said he used an item to pry the door but didn't elaborate. 

The man was charged with attempted burglary of a habitation and taken to Denton City Jail. 

600 block of Lakey Street — Denton police recovered a shell casing  where one witness heard a gunshot and saw 10 kids fighting at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. 

Police also found a black knit cap at the scene. The report did not provide additional information, and no arrests were made. 

1200 block of East University Drive  — Police responded to an assault report  Tuesday at a Chevron convenience store, where a man said he got into a fight with a store employee over a theft he committed. 

Denton police did not make any arrests after the man said he was hit with a gun during the altercation. The report also did not list any theft or assault charges for the man and store employee. 


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 868 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 36 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 132 calls for service and made nine arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 17 medical calls, three vehicle crashes, one grass fire and two calls for public service.