Wild Details Emerge About Capture of Ballinger Drive-by Shooter

 

BALLINGER, TX —The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office has released updated details regarding the shooting incident at the Short Stop Convenience Store.  According to the statement, only one vehicle had bullet holes in it, but the occupants were not injured.

“Ballinger had an active shooter incident last night. BPD responded quickly and was joined by Winters PD, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Sheriff's Deputies.”

“Officers scoured the city for the shooter who was driving a small white car. The reported shooter was also texting people with threats that they would be next.”

“A few hours later, the reported shooter's vehicle was located South of San Angelo heading toward Big Lake. Dispatcher Lindy Shore saw a Reagan County Deputy near the suspect vehicle on Copsync. Thinking fast, she contacted the Deputy who located the vehicle in a matter of minutes and had the reported shooter detained ending the situation.”

“After the initial call went out, [dispatchers] were flooded with 9-1-1 calls from everyone wanting to know what was going on. Because of the emergency at hand, a few citizens that were keeping the 9-1-1 lines tied up became angry because they were being shutoff/hung-up on.”

“Please if you hear of an emergency situation do not call Dispatch just to ask what is happening. The Dispatchers will be happy to take any information and forward to Officers on the scene and they did receive a lot of information that helps us out.”

BPD responded quickly and was joined by Winters PD, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Sheriff's Deputies.

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I bet they gently arrested her although she had a gun and was known to have used it. They maybe bought her a burger too.

Our legal system has a foundation that is innocent until proven guilty, if you or a family member were ever arrested you would want these protections. And before you say that you don't break the law, remember that innocent people get arrested and convicted of crimes they didn't do everyday. It should also be noted that Texas has executed (murdered) people who were later found to be completely innocent. Not to mention how many people are murdered by cops every year who had not been convicted of any crime.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wrongful_convictions_in_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exonerated_death_row_inmates#United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States

... made the correct decision to disconnect from those callers that ... tied up the 911 service. It's my understanding that 911 is supposed to be used to report an on going emergency... and 911 is not to be used to "find out what's going on!" That's what news papers and the news media is for! So, again ... the dispatchers that were on call to take 911 calls ... did the correct thing by disconnecting callers that just wanted information on what's going on and didn't have any information that pertained to the situation of the active shooter! My thoughts and answer to the general public is ... "Let the Law enforcement departments involved do their job. If you have information that is prudent to the emergency situation... stay calm ... and relay the information to the 911 dispatcher as quickly as possible, especially these days with everything that's going on in our Country now!

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