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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 03:50 AM
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Texas cops: Man in Santa suit killed 6 relatives
Source: AP via CBS

Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit apparently shot six relatives and himself on Christmas.

Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said the shooter showed up in the costume shortly before gunfire erupted and that the family appeared to have been opening Christmas presents. Police responding to a 911 call found four females and three males dead. They also found two handguns. <snip>

Investigators worked through Sunday night and into Monday morning, meticulously searching the apartment where the bodies were found, along with vehicles parked outside. Police said they believe the victims were related, though some were visiting and didn't live in the apartment. <snip>

Roger Metcalf, a spokesman for the medical examiner's office, said the victims have been tentatively identified, but the office couldn't confirm the names because the state driver's license fingerprint database wasn't available on the holiday.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57348407/texas-cops...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 05:47 AM
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1. what an oddly horrific scene that must be, and
why couldn't the fingerprint database be running? seems silly to say it was shut down. its a computer, why can't it stay on?
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 02:19 PM
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2. Rick Perry made the TX AFIS part time, like the Texas legislature.
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