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Male NBA Cheerleader Kills 4 People During Deadly Hunt For Girlfriend

Thu, August 8, 2013 8:44am EDT by Chris Rogers 6 Comments
Erbie Bowser Kills 4 People
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How horrific. Erbie Bowser reportedly went on a shooting rampage on August 7, killing four people including two at his ex-girlfriend’s home, police said. He also wounded four more.

Erbie Bowser, a former Dallas Mavericks ManiAAc dancer, allegedly killed four people and wounded four more as he went on a rampage looking for his girlfriend in southwest Dallas on August 7.

Erbie Bowser Kills 4 People — Male NBA Cheerleader Goes On Shooting Rampage

When Erbie saw that his ex-girlfriend was not at her home, he allegedly drove to a second home in the city of DeSoto, where he killed two people and wounded two more, WPTV reports.

Erbie, believed to be a member of the military, used “some sort of explosive device” to gain entry, and then opened fire on people inside the DeSoto home, DeSoto police spokeswoman Melissa Franks said.

Erbie allegedly moved quickly from the first shooting to the second one, but police reportedly arrested the suspect when he ran out of ammunition.

Police Arrive On Two Deadly Scenes

The first emergency call reached Dallas police at 10:30 p.m. on August 7. When police responded, they found two victims dead, while two more people were wounded, but still alive.

At 10:45 p.m., a second emergency call came in from the DeSoto home as gunshots were fired, Melissa said. There, two adults were fatally shot, and two boys, ages 11 and 13, were wounded by gunfire, she said.

Toya Smith, 43, and her 17-year-old daughter Tasmia Allen were reportedly among those who died in the shooting as did another of Toya’s children, who has not yet been identified.

This is truly devastating. Our thoughts go out to those affected by this heinous crime. More details will likely transpire, so keep coming back to for all the scoop.

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