Authorities say a grenade-wielding man on a shooting rampage in Dallas and DeSoto late Wednesday killed four people and wounded four others.
The suspect has been identified as Erbie Bowser, 44, but the names of the victims have not been released. Authorities say it appears he was trying to kill a former girlfriend. It is believed she is among the victims.
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.