How dumb can you get? Suicide by cop?

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Last Edited: Saturday, 31 May 2008, 10:25 AM CDT
Created: Saturday, 31 May 2008, 10:22 AM CDT



Dallas SWAT officers shot and killed an Amarillo bank robbery suspect Friday in the 4500 block of Humphrey Drive in Dallas.

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The man Dallas police officers shot and killed during a standoff Friday afternoon was wanted for robbing a bank in Amarillo, police said.

Daniel Ross, Jr, 44, barricaded himself in a house in the 4500 block of Humphrey Drive when Dallas police confronted him just after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A police report states the Amarillo Police Department asked Dallas for assistance in apprehending the suspect. When officers made contact with Ross he told them he had a gun and would use it unless officers left him alone.

Dallas SWAT was called to the scene. SWAT officers fired at Ross after he reportedly charged at them with what appeared to be a rifle and a scope in his hands.

Ross was pronounced dead at the scene. No other officers or neighborhood residents were hurt in the standoff.

Amarillo police have not elaborated on the details of Ross' alleged crime.