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Video: Dallas Lawyer Killed After Reportedly Ambushing Police

January 02, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Dallas Lawyer Killed After Reportedly Ambushing Police

Dallas police shot and killed a lawyer from a prominent Dallas firm Thursday after police say he reported a burglary at his Uptown apartment and opened fire on officers.

The incident began about 1:45 a.m. when police were called to the Glass House by Windsor tower after 47-year-old Michael Edward Schmidt told an employee of the complex about a break-in at his unit, the Dallas Morning News reports.

When police arrived, Schmidt barricaded himself in a hallway and fired at them, authorities said. Officers tried to negotiate with the gunman, but he continued shooting.

Shortly afterward, the suspect left the barricaded area and approached officers, police said. Officers returned fire, killing Schmidt. No officers or other residents were injured in the shootout, police said.

Tags: Officer-Involved Shootings, Dallas PD, Assaults on Officers


Comments (7)

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spooky D @ 1/2/2014 6:36 PM

It had to be a LAWYER for the next day they got a BILL for 10 minutes of his time ahhhh LOL!

Tschako @ 1/2/2014 7:53 PM

That's two birds with one stone!! Bet anything he was in criminal defense.
It couldn't possibly be that his conscience caught up with him.

Greg @ 1/2/2014 8:32 PM

One bird Tschako. That's one bird...pretty simple counting, really. Looks like a pretty obvious suicide by cop.

Jim B. @ 1/3/2014 6:15 AM

Man I love it when someone comes on here and belittles another poster for making what was obviously a joke.

Greg, I'm pretty sure Tschako's "two birds" comment was alluding to the fact that the guy was #1 a scum bag who shot at police and #2 a lawyer (who a lot of folks consider lower than scum bags). So in other words, he was a two count scum bag, i.e. two birds with one stone. Pretty simple humor, really.

S.S. @ 1/3/2014 8:17 AM

Well atleast no officers were killed in this a**hole's succeeding for suicide by cop.

Brian @ 1/4/2014 11:07 AM

Our culture is disintegrating

John @ IA retired @ 1/31/2014 8:21 AM

All kidding aside, this shows that LEO must be on guard all the time. You never know where or who will try to take you out. Be safe.

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