Thursday, February 08, 2018

Richardson, Texas Police Officer David Sherrard and Civilian Rene Gamez Have Succumbed to Their Wounds; Suspect is in Custody


Richardson P.D. Officer David Sherrard

By A Texas Reader

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Richardson police officer, civilian killed in shooting

Police have the suspected gunman in custody after he shot and killed a civilian and Richardson police officer during a shooting Wednesday evening.



Murder victim Rene Gamez and an unidentified woman

From Officer Down Memorial Page: David Sherrard

Police Officer David Sherrard was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex at 4250 East Renner Road.

As officers arrived on scene they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the apartment. The officers were able to identify an apartment where the suspect was located. As they made entry into the apartment the man opened fire, striking Officer Sherrard in the neck. Officer Sherrard was transported to Medical City Plano where he succumbed to his wound.

The subject barricaded himself inside of the apartment for several hours before surrendering. The man who shot Officer Sherrard was charged with capital murder of a police officer.

Officer Sherrard had served with the Richardson Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

• Age 37
• Tour 13 years
• Badge 1078

Incident Details
• Cause Gunfire
• Weapon Gun; Unknown type
• Offender Charged with capital murder


Mug shot of double murder suspect, Brandon McCall

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kentwood Public Schools knew about Quinn James’ felony record when they hired him six years ago.

He was set to stand trial this spring for the rape of 16-year-old East Kentwood High School student Mujey Dumbuya, who was found murdered last month.

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When James was hired as a groundskeeper by Kentwood Public Schools, his criminal record included convictions for a 1991 armed robbery in Grand Rapids and two counts of prisoner in possession of a weapon from 2003. Despite the felony record, Kentwood Public Schools Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff said in an email that “James was hired because he fit the qualifications for working as a groundskeeper.”

Zoerhoff said James brought strong references from community members when he applied for the groundskeeper position, a job that did not include interaction with students. James focused on delivering documents and caring for the grounds and facilities.

Then, last year, James was charged with raping Dumbuya, who was 15 at the time. There were allegedly four sexual assaults at locations in Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Rapids. Police say James admitted to what he called “consensual” sex with the girl at his home on McKee Avenue SW in Wyoming.

Zoerhoff said James did not meet Dumbuya because of his work for the district. Rather, they met during summer break through social media, which was facilitated by a high school student from Saginaw.

Mujey Dumbuya
Photo: Mujey Dumbuya (undated courtesy).
As soon as the district learned of the charges against James, the superintendent says, he was fired and the school worked with authorities to bring charges against him. Zoerhoff said the district would be sending an email to parents Thursday with an explanation.

James would have gone to trial in April. Dumbuya was set to testify against him.

He was free on a $100,000 bond when Dumbuya went missing Jan. 24. Her body was found in Kalamazoo Jan. 28, and James was arrested again on Feb. 1 on an unrelated 2014 criminal sexual conduct charge.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office had not tried James in the 2014 case because there wasn’t enough evidence. The alleged victim in that case says he raped her in the apartment where he used to live and threatened to kill her, choking her until she stopped struggling. On Thursday, Kent County Prosecutor Chis Becker would not say what had changed that made the 2014 case viable now.

James, 42, remains in jail charged as four-time felony offender. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.
GRA:If he comes up with $50,000,they'll never see him again.This girl's family came from Sierra Leone 11 years ago, "to escape the violence."I could have told her she was better off in her home country.
--GR Anonymous