On Monday, November 27, 2023, at 3:42 p.m., the Fort Worth Police Department responded to a shooting call at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union, located at the 6500 block of Brentwood Stair Road.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass of the bank shattered and entered the premises while establishing a perimeter. Inside, they found a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy, Brent Brown, who had been shot. Immediate aid was rendered to Deputy Brown, who sustained injuries to the upper body and lower abdomen.
Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:37 p.m., the suspect, identified as Leland Williams, 35, entered the bank under a false name, expressing interest in opening an account. Williams, during his final approach to the bank teller, brandished a handgun and shot Deputy Brown, who, despite being wounded, returned fire, preventing the suspect from targeting bank employees. Williams fled on foot.
Fort Worth Police arrived at 3:43 p.m. and gathered witness information about Williams' escape route. Residents in a nearby neighborhood provided additional information, suggesting Williams may have entered a house in the 1800 block of Lynnwood Hills Drive.
Fort Worth SWAT responded, and after a brief standoff, Williams was apprehended without incident. Fortunately, no other officers or civilians sustained injuries during the incident.
Williams is currently held at the Tarrant County Jail, facing a $1 million bond for Criminal Attempt – Capital Murder of a Peace Officer. The investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Brent Brown, a member of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office since 2011, assigned to the warrant division, is recovering from his injuries.
The Fort Worth Police Department is releasing relevant portions of officer body-worn cameras and surveillance footage to aid in the ongoing investigation.
The critical police incident video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/rUcwgWuh_7g