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Blotter: Two suspects detained after drive-by shooting early Thursday

Two men were detained by the Denton Police Department as officers continue to investigate a drive-by shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning in east Denton.

Police responded to several 911 calls at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the 800 block of North Ruddell Street. According to police spokesman Bryan Cose, two men in a car were shooting in the direction of another vehicle in the residential area. No one was hit by the gunfire, Cose said.

When officers located the suspect's vehicle, Cose said they tried to pull the car over for a traffic stop. The suspect kept driving and police chased after them until the car crashed into a utility pole near the intersection of Mingo Road and Nottingham Drive, Cose said.

Both men suffered minor injuries in the crash and one was transported to a local hospital. No arrests have been made at this point, but both suspects have been detained while police continue their investigation.

"We believe we have everyone involved in the situation identified and accounted for," Cose said.

Teenagers report they were robbed at gunpoint

A group of teenagers claimed they were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday during a meetup to sell a pair of shoes.

Police responded to an aggravated robbery call about 5:40 p.m. in front of a shopping center in the 2200 block of South Loop 288. Four males between the ages of 16 and 18 told officers they met up with a group of three men in the parking lot of the Pace's Crossing apartment complex to sell a pair of Air Jordan sneakers, Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said.

The victims said the three suspects pulled up in a silver Toyota and walked toward their car with backpacks strapped to the front of their chests, Kizer said. The men surrounded the victim's car and pulled out pistols, Kizer said.

The victims said the men took several pieces of jewelry, a gold watch, wallets, a new iPhone and the sneakers. One victim told officers the men tried to take his car keys, but he threw them at a fence and damaged them, Kizer said.

The men drove away before police arrived and officers were unable to locate them, a police report said.

Other reports

800 block of North Wood Street — A 24-year-old woman said her boyfriend hit her in the head and kept her from going to work Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to a welfare concern call about 2:45 p.m. According to a police report, the woman said her boyfriend hit her in the head with his forearm and dragged her by her hair to the bedroom. She told officers he wouldn't let her leave for work, the report said.

The man fell asleep two hours later and the woman called her supervisor at work, the report said. The supervisor then called the police. No arrests were made, but a report was taken.


From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 873 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 24 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 168 calls for service and made four arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 24 medical calls, one gas leak and one chemical spill.