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Texas Man Charged with Murdering Police Chief

June 23, 2014  | 

Bell County, Texas, resident David Risner has been charged with capital murder of a police officer. He has been accused of killing Little River-Academy Police Chief Lee Dixon Thursday night in Bell County.

Dixon was shot by a shotgun on the left side of his face, Little River-Academy Mayor Ronnie White told the Austin American-Statesman.

White said Dixon had filled out a partial police report about a disturbance involving Risner when he went to Risner's house to interview him. The disturbance occurred when Risner was driving behind a tractor and pulled around to pass it, White said. Risner nearly struck another car head-on, White said.

The person in the other car confronted Risner and then went to Dixon's office and talked to Dixon about it, said White.

Tags: Officer Down, Cop Killers, Texas


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kevCopAz @ 6/23/2014 9:35 PM

Really, passing a tractor and "almost" causing a collision is enough to write a report in that town? Even worse thats enough reason to kill someone, let alone a cop? What a nut bag that suspect must be!

Renee @ 6/24/2014 3:02 AM

@kevCopAz sounds like the whole town is full of nuts.

TX Lawman @ 6/24/2014 6:21 AM

Risner was an ex-cop from the small town of Grand Saline. He had recently returned from Iraq as a police consultant. The disturbance on the road involved a gun. The Chief knew him and went to talk to him. After Risner shot Dixon he administered first-aide to him. Sounds like he was a little bit unstable.
You never know what to expect, so always wait on backup. I see so many of our young troops answering calls by themselves. Don't be the dead hereo. Stay Safe Blue!

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