FOREST HILL, TX – A cafeteria worker at David K. Sellars Elementary School was fatally shot in the school’s parking lot early Wednesday morning, according to Forest Hill Police. The woman, whose identity is yet to be released, was reportedly conversing with an individual in a vehicle when she was shot multiple times.
Police arrived at the scene on Dorsey Street around 6:50 a.m., providing immediate first aid to the victim before she was transported to a hospital in Fort Worth. However, after she arrived, she passed away from her injuries.
Forest Hill Police Chief Eddie Burns expressed his condolences to the family and school staff, assuring that they are inching closer to issuing an arrest warrant. He emphasized the delicate balance of the ongoing investigation, stating that revealing too much information could jeopardize the case.
The victim was personally acquainted with her assailant, according to police. According to reports, the murder suspect fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet Impala, which was later discovered abandoned in Fort Worth. The vehicle has been seized and is currently being processed for evidence by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.
As of Thursday afternoon, no suspects have been publicly named or arrested in connection with the woman’s death. However, police have confirmed the identification of a person of interest.
Forest Hill Mayor Stephanie Boardingham described the incident as “distressing” and extended the city’s thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family. Keisha Braziel, PTA president at Sellars Elementary, remembered the victim as a beloved, long-serving cafeteria worker who brought joy and energy to the school.
Parents of students at the school received a letter confirming an unspecified incident had occurred, leading to the death of a staff member. Despite the tragic event, the school district decided to continue classes based on information provided by the police, assuring parents that there was no ongoing threat to the school or community.