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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:10 PM

Another Day, Another Assault Rifle Used to Maim, This Time in Front of Granbury City Hall (updated)

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Hood County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision on Lake Granbury at around 10:50 this morning. By some accounts, it was a criminal trespass call.

According to a Texas Highway Patrol spokesman, deputies encountered 60-year-old Richard Randall McComas and exchanged gunfire at a house on Edgecliff Court. One deputy was struck in the head and is in critical condition. McComas fled.

The other deputy put out a description of his white Chevy van with shot-out windows, which was at that moment headed some nine miles southeast from the subdivision to downtown Granbury. When he arrived, police blocked Randall's van in the town square. He pulled into a parking lot at city hall and opened fire with what police Chief Mitch Galvan described as an "assault rifle-type weapon," according to Hood County News.

"Bullets were coming from all directions and I was wanting to look around and my daughter said, 'No, Mom, no! You're gonna get hit!'" a witness told HCN. "So we just watched it all. It was like Bonnie and Clyde. I've never seen nothing like it."

More at http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/06/another_day_another_assault_ri.php .


Updated 6:30 p.m. on 6/29/2013

Hood County sheriff’s sergeant dies from injuries during Friday shootout

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said Sgt. Lance McLean died at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday from massive brain injuries suffered from a gunshot wound the day before.

McLean was responding to a criminal trespassing call when he was shot in the back of the head by Ricky Don McCommas, 49, who was supposed to have appeared in court that morning for a hearing related to a pending sexual assault of a child charge.

McLean was shot soon after he got out of his car, Deeds said. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and held on life support until Saturday morning.

Deeds called the death a huge loss for the department and the community.

More at http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/hood-county-sheriffs-sergeant-dies-from-injuries-during-friday-shootout.html/ .

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Reply Another Day, Another Assault Rifle Used to Maim, This Time in Front of Granbury City Hall (updated) (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
mbperrin Jun 2013 #1
ashling Jun 2013 #2
mbperrin Jun 2013 #3
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #5
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #4
white cloud Jun 2013 #6
mbperrin Jun 2013 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:06 PM

1. See, that deputy would never have been hurt if only he'd had a weapon!

No, wait...

So let me get it straight - Republicans want NO control on guns, and TOTAL control on women.

Weird, aren't they?

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:32 PM

2. Actually, I think he was

the legendary good guy with a gun we've all heard about.

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Response to ashling (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:03 PM

3. Nah, the good guys always shoot the bad guys

is my understanding of the meme.

Very confusing when multiple people get shot, and they don't seem to be allies.

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Response to ashling (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:31 PM

5. See update in OP. nt

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:30 PM

4. See update in OP. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:31 PM

6. How sad

Sergeant McLean is survived by his wife and two special-needs children.



Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Roger Deeds
Hood County Sheriff's Office
400 Deputy Larry Miller Drive
Granbury, TX 76048

Phone: (817) 579-3316


Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21796-sergeant-lance-mclean#ixzz2Xf9rpZmu

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Response to white cloud (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:24 AM

7. NOW can we do something to require annual licensing and inspection

of weapons that would account for changes in mental health over time?

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