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    Police: Suspect in downtown Austin shootings dead (Austin American-Statesman)

    Cops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildings (AP)

    more at the links
     
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    Video of event uploaded by a local with unique commentary. I would not have been able to stay that calm in her shoes.
    http://youtu.be/R0rrhckbqwM
     
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    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/...5-closed-in-downtown-after-active-shoo/njHG8/
     
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...8/suspected-gunman-is-dead-after-shooting-at/
     
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    The APD has done an excellent job of bringing this situation to an end. If you haven't read the article which describes the actual takedown, it's worth the read.

    The officer who was being fired upon while loading horses in the trailer held two horses by the reins while he returned fire with his free hand, striking the shooter in the head and dropping him right there. Additionally, officers who rushed to drag the shooter away from the possibly booby trapped van immediately recognized the fact that the shooter himself could have explosives in his vest and took cover until it could be ascertained that the explosives were not rigged to detonate.

    No citizens were injured, a safe perimeter was maintained and there were no secondary incidences of violence.

    I shudder to think what would have happened if this took place in a city where people think it is cool to riot at the drop of a hat. Not having any of that nonsense here in Texas!
    MOO
     
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    Notice the url: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2853558/Pictured-Costumed-Renaissance-Fair-Enthusiast-shot-dead-opening-fire-Mexico-consulate-Texas.html

    McQuilliams went from a costumed, renaissance fair enthusiast to an crazed anti-immigration gunman with just a suggestion from Chief Acevedo.
    They've not determined yet if he committed suicide or was hit by Officer Johnson.
    https://www.facebook.com/steve.mcquilliams
     
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