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  •  this guy reminds me of the guy in Decatur TX (7+ / 0-)

    last week:

    The suspect, Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, of Delbarton, W. Va., was taken to a hospital after being shot by a Mingo County sheriff's deputy. The deputy spotted Maynard in a car some time after Crum's shooting, and "began to chase him," according to the newspaper. Maynard then crashed his car, jumped out, and pointed a gun at the deputy. The deputy then shot Maynard several times.
    A Colorado parolee recently crashed a car, jumped out and shot at Texas police, who returned fire and killed him. We do have one answer -- the gun he had came into his possession via straw purchase: somebody who knew he couldn't have a gun bought one and gave to him.


    Authorities said Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, bought a firearm from a licensed dealer and gave it to Evan Ebel, 28, who as a felon could not legally possess a firearm.

    Ebel is accused of shooting the chief of the Department of Corrections as well as Nathan Leon, a pizza delivery man. After a high speed chase, the parolee was killed in a police shootout Friday.

    After he was shot by law enforcement in Decatur, TX, authorities found bomb-making materials in his car.

    From Reuters:
    Ex-convict Evan Spencer Ebel last contacted parole officers on March 14, three days before Domino's pizza driver Nathan Leon was found slain in suburban Denver, according to parole records released by the Colorado Department of Corrections.
    The state's prisons chief, Tom Clements, was shot to death on March 19 when he answered the front door of his home near Monument, Colorado, about 45 miles south of Denver. Ebel, 28, had been ordered to check in with parole officials daily. He died in a roadside gun battle with police on March 21 following a high-speed chase through Decatur, Texas, and was later named a suspect in the murders of Clements and Leon.

    Court officials said earlier this week that Ebel had been mistakenly released from prison in January, four years early, due to a clerical error.

    That article goes on to say that efforts to link this shooter with Texas ADA Mark Hasse's killing in Kauffman County on January 31 turned up evidence that Ebel had been complying with his parole requirements at the time.  The evidence linking him to the slayings in March includes pizza delivery equipment and the gun he fired at police in Decatur, Texas, during the firefight that led to his death.
    A search of Ebel's car following the shootout with Texas police turned up a pizza deliverer's shirt, visor, pizza box and heat bag. Ballistics tests established that the same gun he fired at police during that gun battle matched the weapon used to kill Clements in Colorado.

    Also found in the Cadillac were bomb-making materials and instructions for building bombs, according to Texas authorities.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:05:45 PM PDT

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    •  yikes. (3+ / 0-)
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      forwarded link to pal in mckinney.
      (sits waaaaaay over on the other side of the fence...
      but his SO works in LEO field, let's say...)

      (still, boggling to visualize a 'hi-speed chase' in decatur.)
      (what: slidell wasn't good enough ? ;)      )

      There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.--@Hugh * Addington's Perpwalk: TRAILHEAD of Accountability for Bush-2 Crimes.

      by greenbird on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 05:01:52 PM PDT

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      •  dude slammed into an 18-wheeler (0+ / 0-)

        evidently the Caddy caught fire, which caused him to ditch it.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:03:42 AM PDT

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