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City Official Escapes Shooting; Man Arrested

The Nation | IN BRIEF / TEXAS

August 11, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A man was charged with attempted murder after he entered Fort Worth City Hall before a monthly zoning meeting and shot at a city official, police said.

City Development Director Bob Riley escaped injury by diving behind a desk, police said.

Ray Dean Redding, 42, of Fort Worth was being held in lieu of $200,000 bond, Lt. Dean Sullivan said.

After the shot was fired, Redding was subdued by people nearby. He gave no motive and asked for an attorney.

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