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Prominent Dallas civil lawyer killed in shootout with police
Dallas Morning News ^ | 02 January 2014 | TRISTAN HALLMAN and TANYA EISERER

Posted on 01/03/2014 10:16:26 AM PST by fella

. . . Police say the shootout began around 1:45 a.m. Thursday when police were called to the Glass House by Windsor building after Schmidt told an employee there that he had a break-in. The two then hid in the apartment office, according to dispatch recordings.

When officers arrived, Schmidt barricaded himself in a hallway near the high-rise’s lobby and fired several shots at them, authorities said. The officers took cover.

Police said officers tried to negotiate with Schmidt, but he continued shooting and they were forced to return fire, killing him. No officers or other residents were injured, police said. . . . . .

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Considering the number of innocents gunned down by Dallas police recently who then lied about the incidents but were caught on video . . . .
1 posted on 01/03/2014 10:16:26 AM PST by fella
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To: fella

Sounds like this ‘civil lawyer’ was none too civil on this occasion.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 10:20:37 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: fella

Mike “Dog Face” Schmidt?


3 posted on 01/03/2014 10:21:46 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: fella

4 posted on 01/03/2014 10:22:43 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: fella

He’s gonna need a good....undertaker


5 posted on 01/03/2014 10:24:47 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: fella

Something strange going on.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 10:25:40 AM PST by iontheball
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To: fella

Very strange story.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 10:27:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: fella

Did this report come from Agent Smith?


8 posted on 01/03/2014 10:27:54 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: fella

So he had a break in, but then shot at the police?


9 posted on 01/03/2014 10:28:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: fella

Apartment owner reports break in and cops then shoot apartment owner.

I wonder what the 11 year old daughter has to say about it (she was there).

They were “forced” to shoot him. Why can’t they back the hell off and get more information/wait it out before they go in guns blazing?


10 posted on 01/03/2014 10:29:09 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: fella

Suicide by cop? Although it sounds like he wanted to take a few of them with him.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 10:30:01 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: driftdiver

It wouldn’t be the first time police were called into an ambush.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 10:31:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Michael.SF.
That meth is a helluva drug...

CC

13 posted on 01/03/2014 10:32:56 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

You may have just nailed the real story.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 10:35:50 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Valpal1
Why can’t they back the hell off and get more information/wait it out before they go in guns blazing?

Bullets whizzing by my head is all the information I need.

15 posted on 01/03/2014 10:36:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Theoria

I smell corruption in the white air. To be continued.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 10:45:42 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: fella

Prominent? Never heard of him.

I’m sitting in Dallas, BTW.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 10:46:19 AM PST by Professional Engineer (I am not cynical. /s)
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To: DeWalt

I smell corruption in the air. To be continued.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 10:47:21 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Cicero

Either the cops are lying or as you say, suicide by cop.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 11:00:41 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

Could be both.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 11:09:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Professional Engineer

He’s no one I ever heard of either, and I’ve at least heard of the more prominant ones.

/johnny


21 posted on 01/03/2014 11:13:03 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Celtic Conservative

my first thought.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 12:03:24 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: fella
Police were called to the Glass House by Windsor building after Schmidt told an employee there that he had a break-in. The two then hid in the apartment office, according to dispatch recordings.

When officers arrived, Schmidt barricaded himself in a hallway near the high-rise’s lobby and fired several shots at them, authorities said. The officers took cover.

Police said officers tried to negotiate with Schmidt, but he continued shooting and they were forced to return fire, killing him
So let me try and understand this, because this wording in the story does not make sense.

So Schmidt told an employee that he had a break-in.

...Was it Schmidt's employee, or an employee of the Aprtment complex?

...and did Schmidt have a break-in or the apartment complex had a break in?

Who called the Police? Schmidt? The Apartment employee?

After the police were called, apparently Schmidt and the employee hid in an office.

Then the Police arrived and Schmidt started shooting at the police?

What?

Then the police tried to negotiate with Schmidt but he kept shooting at them and the police were forced to kill him?

Like I say, this story, as written does not make sense.

23 posted on 01/03/2014 12:45:21 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Concur with your befuddlement !

Apparently written by a J skewl valedictorian ..

24 posted on 01/03/2014 12:51:10 PM PST by tomkat
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