Shortly after a Dallas Police Department officer shot an unarmed teen last summer, there was a fairly simple explanation. The officers "responded to a burglary in progress," police said. They found 19-year-old Gerardo Pinedo Jr. inside the house and ordered him to come outside and lie on the ground ... More >>
In October, the Duncanville Police Department responded to what they vaguely described as a "major disturbance." After they arrived, a 28-year-old man named Clinton Peterson somehow ended up getting shot to death. The police department admitted this much in a press release published shortly after ... More >>
Google "Colten Moore" and you'll find that there are two young North Texas men of that name currently making headlines. One, 24, from Krum , just scored an inspiring snowmobiling victory at the X Games, one year after brother Caleb was killed trying to do the same. The other, 18, from Garland, is ... More >>
In at least a couple of recent cases, Dallas cops appear to have been a bit too quick to pull the trigger. In one instance, an officer opened fire on a mentally ill man standing in a Rylie cul-de-sac. In another, an officer shot a carjacking suspect as he sat with his hands up in the passenger seat ... More >>
Why did a Duncanville police officer shoot Clint Peterson? Don't bother asking the cops.
An Arlington head shop clerk is facing murder charges after allegedly gunning down a suspected shoplifter on Tuesday. Police arrived at Smoking Dragon Gifts in the 5900 block of South Cooper Street just before 11 a.m. Tuesday to find Jonathan Brian Lambert, 28, and another employee holding two othe ... More >>
Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced this afternoon he has ordered aggravated assault charges against 52-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett to be dropped. Bennett is the mentally ill man shot on Monday by Dallas police officer Cardan Spencer. In an affidavit, DPD said that Bennett had approached of ... More >>
The question of who shot and killed 28-year-old Stephanie Terlisner on Saturday evening did not go unanswered for long. This morning, Dallas police released an affidavit pinning the murder on 19-year-old Ka'Darius Demond Barrett. According to the affidavit, it was about 7 p.m. Barrett burst through ... More >>
Collette Flanagan has spent the past seven months rallying to have the cop who killed her son Clinton Allen put in jail. Nothing has worked, not her complaints against Dallas Police Chief David Brown, not her protest outside District Attorney Craig Watkins' Grambling-Prairie View fundraiser, not All ... More >>
On Thursday evening just before 8 p.m., three Dallas police officers opened fire and killed a man they say pointed a gun at them in a Far East Dallas alley. This came after police ordered the man to drop his weapon several times, according to witnesses. It was a clear case of self-defense, DPD said ... More >>
The suspected gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shootings is Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old Fort Worth native who once lived in Forth Worth, NBC News is reporting. He was killed today, although there's no word yet on how. NBC reports that he was able to infiltrate the Navy Yard by using the ID card of ... More >>
David Hartman's death at the hands of Highland Park police back in June was weird. For starters, there was the shooting itself. The 32-year-old had already been searched and was handcuffed in the back of the squad car when police say he managed to pull out a handgun and shoot out one of the rear wi ... More >>
Maybe you've had a bad week. Maybe work sucked. Maybe your car broke down or you were dumped by your significant other or your cat died. Maybe you experienced all of that. Even if you did, you had a better week than Reginald Keith Zackery Jr. Zackery's misery began last Friday afternoon at the Good ... More >>
The Swiss Avenue Place Apartments, near the intersection with Peak Street, are several blocks and several social rungs away from the ritzy end of the East Dallas boulevard. The cars aren't as nice, the surrounding homes not as well kept. There's a lot more crime, too, mostly car break-ins, domestic ... More >>
Ever since 25-year-old Clinton Allen was shot and killed by Officer Clark Staller, Allen's family has been calling for action against the officer and the Dallas Police Department. Collette Flanagan, Allen's mother, filed an ethics complaint against police Chief David Brown claiming that DPD never in ... More >>
Early on Tuesday morning, Jerry Waller woke to a noise coming from outside the garage of his home on a quiet street near Woodhaven Country Club in East Fort Worth. It was about 1 a.m. when the 72-year-old stepped outside to investigate. He grabbed his .38-caliber handgun just to be safe. The exact ... More >>
Yesterday, the Dallas Police Department has blanketed its Facebook page with a portrait and brief biography of every officer killed in the line of duty over the past 121 years. The procession of 80 mostly young faces is a somber reminder of how dangerous a job policing is. A handful of the names ar ... More >>
Just before 9 a.m., as a Kaufman County prosecutor got out of his car in a parking lot outside the county courthouse, he was ambushed by two gunmen who shot him five times. That's according to a report from Fox 4. The prosecutor's name has yet to be publicly released pending notification of family ... More >>
On June 2, John Husband III was shot in the back by a Dallas police officer during a traffic stop at the Timber Oaks apartment complex in Central Oak Cliff. That much is clear. Exactly what precipitated the shooting remains in dispute. Witnesses who were in the car with Husband told news outlets a ... More >>
The shooting death in late July of felon and suspected drug dealer James Harper by Officer Brian Rowden during a foot chase at a South Dallas drug house has re-opened some barely closed wounds, touching off a painful debate about crime, enforcement, and police presence in low-income black and Latino ... More >>
You're kidding me, right? We just sit here like patsies and let the gun nuts tell us we're not allowed to protect ourselves from the next James Holmes? We know there will be a next one, because we know there was a Jared Lee Loughner, a George "Jo Jo" Pierre Hennard, a Mark David Chapman, a John W ... More >>
When 21-year-old John Husband was shot in the back around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday after a traffic stop turned ugly, everyone assumed the worst. Dallas police officer Leland Limbaugh pulled Husband over for not hitting his turn signal as he pulled into the Spring Ridge Apartments at 3600 Folklore Trail ... More >>
Update at 2:36 p.m.:Police have posted a more detailed account of the shooting on their Facebook page: On June 2, 2012 John Robert Husband, 02/12/1991, was observed by Dallas Police Officer Leland Limbaugh #10051 driving into the Spring Ridge Apartments at 3600 Folklore Trail without signaling his ... More >>
Students, faculty and community members marched together today through the University of Texas at Arlington campus, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin's death and the arrest of his killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Hundreds attended the rally organized by the UT-Arlington NAACP chapter, inclu ... More >>
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Not all open-mic rap competitions are as friendly as the ones down in Deep Ellum these days, apparently: Multiple guns were reportedly fired and eight different people were injured by gunfire late on Friday night during a "Rap-Off Contest" taking place at Rolls Royce Club in North Dallas, near th ... More >>
The family of a dead teenage girl might disagree, even if the justice system didn't.
Dallas Police DepartmentAbout an hour ago, Deputy Chief Craig Miller, commander of the Crimes Against Persons Division, held a press conference at Dallas PD HQ to discuss yesterday's police shooting of 32-year-old Tony Menchaca. At the press conference, Miller outlined the day's events and explai ... More >>
Coutesy Avi Adelman/Barking DogsAt 2 this morning, Dallas Police officers were called to 1930 Greenville Avenue -- shots had been fired in a parking lot at Greenville and Alta Avenues, right across the street from the Cavern and Billiard Bar. Officers arrived and found two men had been shot -- on ... More >>
Avi AdelmanTaken in the Char Bar parking lot at around 3:45 this morningAccording to various reports from the Dallas Police Department and the Lower Greenville Self-Appointed Civilian Police Department Comprised Mainly of Avi Adelman, a man was shot and killed after an altercation early this morn ... More >>
Delia Jasso, Dwaine Caraway and Lt. Andy Harvey today at DPD HQIn some parts of town, you can tell when the calendar needs flipping when the guns start firing; apparently, nothing says "Happy New Year!" like shooting a pistol in the air. And while there haven't been any serious injuries due to th ... More >>
Sgt. Wesley DurbinOn September 14, 26-year-old Army Sgt. Wesley Durbin of Hurst was killed at a small patrol base south of Baghdad when he and another soldier, 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Florida, were gunned down by a fellow soldier. As The Dallas Morning News noted in September, Durbin ... More >>
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