Category: Texas

Uber Driver Shot by Passerby Who Saw a Gun

An Uber driver was wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning after a passerby fired as many as 15 shots into the car after seeing the driver and passenger “waving a gun around,” police say.

Dallas police said they were called to a shooting in the 100 block of South Brookside Drive at 12:47 a.m. and found the Uber driver’s vehicle riddled with 10 to 15 bullet holes in the front passenger door and window.

Investigators said a passenger in the vehicle had a handgun in a case that the driver asked to see.

The shooter — later identified as 33-year-old John Beaty — happened upon the car, spotted the weapon and then fired at the vehicle, striking the driver in the chest.

Beaty, who served in the Army from 2007 to 2010, told police he thought he’d witnessed someone committing a crime, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.

When officers arrived, police said Beaty was administering first aid to the victim — a 24-year-old man. Beaty’s weapon was found disassembled on the hood of a nearby vehicle.

Authorities said the victim was transported to Baylor University Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening. His condition is not known.

Police said they took Beaty — who may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — into custody. He was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Source: Uber Driver Shot by Passerby Who Spotted Driver, Passenger with Gun: Dallas Police | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Uber-Driver-Shot-by-Possible-Former-Soldier-Dallas-Police-422485284.html#ixzz4hGLGWGfz
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Don’t Dump or Flush

DON’T DUMP OR FLUSH!

Fort Worth is conducting a pilot program to increase opportunities for residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs. In addition to the twice-a-year Drug Take Back Days, the City of Fort Worth Solid Waste Services Division is currently distributing a total of 1,000 drug take back envelopes.

One postage paid envelope will be provided per household upon request while supplies last. Residents can call 817-392-1234 or email 1234@FortWorthTexas.Govto request an envelope, which will be mailed to them.

To use the envelope, simply place unwanted over-the-counter and/or prescription drugs in the envelope and drop the envelope in a USPS mailbox. Drugs will then be mailed to Sharps Compliance, where they will be safely and properly destroyed through incineration.

The medication mail-back envelopes are 8 by 11 inches and are only designed for small quantities of medications. To save space, medications may be removed from their containers and placed directly in a zippered plastic bag then into the envelope. For the destruction of larger quantities of medication, residents should consider participating in a semiannual Drug Take Back Day or visit one of the drug take back kiosks currently in the area.

The next Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at seven local Walgreen locations.

For information and collection site locations visit: http://fortworthtexas.gov/solidwaste/med… or call 817-392-1234.

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