For Immediate Release
ATF Partners With Crime Stoppers and The Fort Worth Fire Department To Offer A $6,000 Reward In Tarrant County Courthouse Fire
ATF Seeks to Identify Suspects
DALLAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward, combined with an additional $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County, for a total reward of up to $6,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an intentionally set fire.
On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Fort Worth police and fire officials responded to an alarm at the Tarrant County Southwest Courthouse located in the 6500 block of Granbury Road in Fort Worth. Responders noted broken windows and visible fire inside the structure. The fire was contained to a small area of the building then extinguished.
ATF and Fort Worth Fire Department investigators inspected the scene and determined the fire was intentionally set. Building security video captured two suspects fleeing the building on foot immediately after the fire.
Suspect 1 is believed to be a young male, unknown height and weight. At the time of the incident, suspect 1 wore dark-colored pants, a dark-colored sweatshirt with a Nike swoosh logo above a TCU logo on the left chest, dark shoes and a dark full face mask with only the eyes exposed. Suspect 1 carried a dark-colored backpack with him.
Suspect 2 is believed to be a young male, unknown height and weight. At the time of the incident, suspect 2 wore a dark-colored pants, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored shoes.
“Fire is an unpredictable, destructive force,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II. “Deliberately setting a fire is a particularly malicious crime. I am grateful first responders confined the damage to a relatively small area without injury to first responders, the public or the suspected arsonists themselves.”
There are several ways to contact authorities with information about the suspects or incident:
- Contact ATF by phone at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), via email to ATFTips@atf.gov or through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting www.reportit.com.
- Contact the Fort Worth Fire Department Arson Investigations Unit at 817-584-9817 or 817-392-3922
- Contact Crime Stoppers. Tips can remain anonymous by calling 817-469-8477, entering a web tip at www.469TIPS.com or by texting “TIP117 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637)