Bizarre Dallas shooting rampage allegedly done by an ex NBA dancer who targeted women
Four people are dead and four others wounded after a shooting rampage in Dallas and the nearby city of DeSoto. And the identity of the alleged suspect is sending shock waves through the region.
The killer is reportedly a former Dallas Mavericks dancer.
Multiple reports have identified the suspect as Erbie Bowser, 44, a former Dallas Mavs ManiAAC dancer. He has not been formally charged.
Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the shooting spree began around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night when Dallas officers responded to a call at 7106 Long Canyon Trail. When officers arrived, they found four gunshot victims, including two dead women — a 43-year-old and a 17-year-old. Two more teens were injured.
Police declined to comment on whether or not an explosive device was detonated.
It is believed that the suspect then fled to DeSoto, where there were more victims. A child inside a home in the 100 block of Galleria Drive called 911 to report a shooting.
DeSoto police officers were already en route to the home, as Dallas police already had connected the suspect to it.
Upon arrival, DeSoto police found four more gunshot victims, once again including two dead women. Two young boys, ages 11 and 13, were injured and taken to the hospital.
Police declined to comment on the suspect's alleged military affiliation or whether or not a grenade or other explosive device was detonated as has been widely reported. DeSoto police did confirm that the FBI and ATF are investigating the possible use of an explosive device in the Galleria Drive incident.
Bowser had no prior criminal record in Dallas County, save for a check fraud charge that was dismissed in 2011. He reportedly ended his affiliation with the Mavericks in 2009.