Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Garland police arrest man accused of shooting at motorists

A spree of apparently random shootings started last Sunday. Someone has been shooting at motorist, usually at stop lights. There were six shootings in four North Texas cities over these past few days and we are very lucky that no one was seriously injured.

Locations of six shootings in North Texas over three days

The police may have the shooter in custody.

From the Dallas Morning News:

A 22-year-old man who may be responsible for shooting at motorists in Garland, Mesquite, Richardson and Plano was in custody this morning, Garland police said.

Locations of six shootings in North Texas over three days Garland police did not release the man's name but said he would face charges of aggravated assault, endangering a child and deadly conduct. Bond had not been set as of late Tuesday when he was arrested.

Police said a gunman who shot at three groups of motorists on Sunday and one person on Monday struck again in Plano on Tuesday on the Bush Turnpike. Witnesses told police shots were fired from a black Honda Prelude with an oversized chrome exhaust.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, a Honda pulled into the parking lot of a restauarant in the 4500 block of West Walnut Street in Garland. The driver got out of his car, walked to the restaurant and fired into a wall just below the windows. He then returned to his car and drove away. No one was injured, police said.

About 90 minutes later, a Garland officer saw a Honda Prelude about a half mile from the restaurant and made a traffic stop. Police said a pistol, believed to be used in the shootings, was found inside the car. The driver, who matched the description of the shooter at the restaurant, was taken into custody without incident.
The article goes into a bit more detail about the shootings if you are interested.

I hope they have the right guy, and I hope they put him away forever. This is behaviour unacceptable to a free society, and the individual responsible for these shootings should no longer be a part of any free society.

1 comment:

TexasFred said...

I hope it's him too, this crap was happening all around us...

I just wish that some good Texas CHL holder had punched his ticket while he was in the act...