Erbie Bowser, 44, , former Mavs ManiAACs dancer ‘E-Luv,’ was arrested after going on a shooting rampage in Dallas and DeSoto late Wednesday, killing four people and wounding four others. The grenade-wielding suspect was reportedly trying to kill a former girlfriend Toya Smith. Smith and her 17-year-old daughter Tasmia Allen were both killed in the rampage.
Erbie Bowser also went to the home of his estranged wife, Zina Bowser, in DeSoto, where he threw a hand grenade into the living room before fatally shooting her and a second woman, Neima Williams, police said. He also critically wounded two boys, ages 11 and 13, before he ran out of bullets, the police said.
Officials say Bowser’s rampage began about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Dallas at a home in the 7100 block of Long Canyon Trail, near West Wheatland Road and Mountain Creek Parkway. He killed two people and wounded two others there, police said.
Bowser then went to a home in the 100 block of Galleria Drive in DeSoto, where he threw a hand grenade into the living room before shooting and killing two women, police said. He also wounded two children.
When DeSoto officers arrived, Bowser pretended to be among the victims. But officers quickly determined he was their suspect and took him into custody. Officers also confiscated a pocket knife from him.
Authorities say Bowser has tattoos indicating he may have been an Army Ranger. He has been previously been arrested for violating a protective order and evading arrest. He is also a former Mavs ManiAACs dancer. Source: Dallas Morning News
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