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HEAD SHOT and NO EXPLANATION! Texas police officer shoots and kills 28-year-old black man Michael Dean – WATCH

TEMPLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It’s been more than a week since a 28-year-old was fatally shot in the head by a police officer in Texas and and authorities haven’t released any details about the deadly incident.

Michael Dean was killed on December 2 in Temple, located about 130 miles south of Dallas.

Temple police identified Dean as the victim the day after the shooting and on Tuesday identified the officer as Carmen DeCruz. Police said DeCruz wasn’t injured and per standard practice was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation of the shooting.

Source: Police Release Few Details After Texas Officer Fatally Shoots 28-Year-Old In The Head

Temple police have not said what led DeCruz to shoot and kill Dean.

“They should have had a definite explanation for us and not a bunch of ‘I don’t knows,'” Dean said. “I just want to know what happened to my son that caused him not to be with us anymore.”

“My son was not a criminal. He loved everybody and everything and he loved life,” Dean said Friday.

Source: TPD officer accused of shooting man in head, killing him identified


HEART-STOPPING VIDEO: Man rescues small dog with leash stuck in elevator doors – WATCH

This is a close call you need to see!

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas man’s heroics are going viral. He is seen in a video rescuing a small dog when its leash was caught in the closed doors of an elevator.

Johnny Mathis, of Houston, tweeted Monday about his role in saving the little canine.

“Y’all I’m shaking!!! I just saved a dog on a leash that didn’t make it onto the elevator with the owner before the door closed! I just happened to turn around as the door closed and it started to lift off the ground I got the leash off in time,” Mathis tweeted.

Source: Video shows man rescue dog when leash stuck in elevator doors

Mom killed holding daughter’s hand as husband shoots her dead in front of their 3 children inside her car in Texas – WATCH

AUSTIN, Texas — Early Friday morning, 36-year-old Veneranda Martinez-Gutierrez was shot and killed by her estranged husband, 43-year-old Florencio Felix Barron, outside the East Austin gas station where she sold tamales.

Martinez-Gutierrez was in the car with their three children at the Valero on East Riverside Drive on Friday morning when police said Barron approached the car she was driving in the parking lot and shot her.

“She died in her daughter’s hand,” said next-door neighbor Itza Garcia. “Her daughter has little marks where she squeezed her hand, telling her goodbye.”

Source: Austin mother of 3 killed by estranged husband in front of her children

Man carves his name into girlfriend’s forehead after punching her face multiple times – TEXAS

SAN ANTONIO (WOAI) — A man has been arrested for allegedly carving his name into a woman’s forehead after he attacked her. Police said Jackub Jackson Hildreth, 19, and a woman were arguing at an apartment on the West Side Thursday afternoon, according to court records.

An affidavit said the two were arguing over their relationship when it escalated to a physical level. Hildreth grabbed the victim by her neck, then hit her in the face about 10 times, according to police.

Source: Man accused of punching woman multiple times, carving his name into her forehead

‘Mugshots with Santa’: Texas police brilliant idea for naughty kids – WATCH

PEARLAND, Texas — A Texas police department is taking a different approach this year for kids who didn’t quite make the cut for Santa’s nice list. The naughty kids won’t get coal this year, but instead they’ll get mugshots with Santa.

The Pearland Police Department’s youth training program is hosting a “Mugshots with Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Source: ‘Mugshots with Santa’: Texas police offer alternative to coal for naughty kids

VIDEO: Teen in U.S. Border Patrol custody collapses, writhing on floor for hours before dying – Texas – WATCH

Video showing a U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing, collapsing on the floor and being left there for hours alone before he was found dead.

The footage published Thursday by ProPublica calls into question the Border Patrol’s treatment of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead May 20.

According to ProPublica, Carlos staggered to the toilet in his cell in the middle of the night at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, and collapsed nearby. He remained still for more than four hours until his cellmate awakened at 6:05 a.m. and discovered him on the floor.