December 25, 2008 |
A former Utah state trooper suspected in several roadway shootings has died, a hospital official said. Brian Smith died Wednesday night at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, nursing supervisor Arthur Clarke said. Smith, 37, had been in critical condition and on life support from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say he shot himself in the head after a brief standoff early Tuesday, more than six hours after the Dallas-area shootings.
February 23, 2008 |
A police officer in Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's motorcade was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning on the way to a campaign rally, authorities said. The officer was identified as Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada-Tirado, who died after apparently crashing into a concrete barrier, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle said in a televised news conference. "Officer Lozada was very, very well respected. He had been here a long time and had touched a lot of people," Kunkle said.
March 16, 2005 |
A man squeezed through the sunroof of a Jaguar early Tuesday and opened fire with an assault rifle on another moving vehicle, killing three men and critically wounding a fourth, police said. Authorities were searching for the gunman and two others who might have been riding in the light-colored Jaguar with fancy wheels, police said. University Park Police Capt. Robert Brown said the shooting could have stemmed from a scuffle at a bar earlier.
August 30, 2003 |
About 50 protesters upset over the firing of Dallas' first black police chief marched to City Hall and demanded the removal of the mayor and city manager. Some in the crowd shouted "Amen" as rally organizer Darren Reagan listed demands, including the recall of Mayor Laura Miller and the removal of City Manager Ted Benavides. The protesters accuse the two of orchestrating the dismissal of Chief Terrell Bolton.
March 7, 1998 |
Four teenagers claiming to be vampires went on a drug-crazed rampage, vandalizing dozens of cars and homes, spray-painting racial slurs and burning a church, police said. Fascinated by the occult, the teens smoked methamphetamine-laced marijuana before going on a spree through the quiet middle-class neighborhood and causing $300,000 in damage Thursday, officers said. The fire destroyed the office and fellowship hall at Bethany Lutheran Church.
January 15, 1997 |
A few weeks ago, a young woman and her attorney called the sports department of The Washington Post. From a maternity ward. The baby barely delivered, they were calling to announce that a very famous professional athlete had fathered the newborn. And why exactly were they calling the newspaper? "To get some pub." And getting some pub, as in publicity, was the first step in "getting paid." Well, in this case we gave no pub.