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Man arrested in connection with a burglary that led to Temple shooting

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 13:15:01-04


Temple Police Department arrested 60-year-old Douglas Ford in connection with a burglary that led to a shooting on July 9th, 2020.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South 23rd Street in reference to a shooting.

Officers were advised that Ford broke into a house and assaulted a female victim by choking her.

A male resident of the home brandished a firearm and told Ford to leave.

Officers were advised that Ford walked out onto the porch, but turned to reenter the residence. The male victim fired at the suspect, striking him in the leg.

Officers determined the shot was fired in self-defense.

After an investigation, a warrant was issued for Ford’s arrest on charges of burglary of a habitation.

On Aug. 23 at about 11:17 p.m., officers responded to a possible domestic disturbance at Walmart, 6801 West Adams Avenue.

Officers were advised that Ford had walked away from the disturbance. Officers made contact with Ford nearby and confirmed he had active warrants for his arrest.

Ford was arrested and transported to Bell County Jail.


One suspect is in custody after a shooting in Temple left one man injured.

Officers with the Temple Police Department were called out to the 300 block of South 23rd Street Thursday afternoon for reports of a shooting.

One man was transported by EMS to the hospital. His current condition is unknown. No other injuries were reported.

Officers have detained one suspect.

No additional information is available at this time. TPD says it will send updates as they become available.