Marvin Louis Guy, age 50, is being held in the Killeen City jail on a $3 million dollar bond after shooting and killing Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddle, an 18-year veteran of the department. Police have charged Guy with three counts of attempted capital murder, but he hasn’t been charged in the death of Dinwiddle… yet.
In the early morning hours of May 9, at about 5:30, Dinwiddle and several officers preformed a no-knock raid on Guy’s residence, searching for drugs. Dinwiddle and several SWAT agents attempted to breach a window to gain entry; the commotion caused Guy to fire on the unidentified intruders, striking Dinwiddle in the face and shooting three others.
Police spent 12 hours combing the house for evidence of drugs. No drugs were listed on the evidence sheet. They did seize a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe.
Exactly how Guy could have made the distinction — with a split second’s notice — between police officers and home invaders breaking into his window is probably something Texas prosecutors will tie themselves in knots to prove — since Guy is also a black man. Meanwhile, Dinwiddle leaves behind two children and a devastated community.
These n0-knock warrants show a profound disregard for the lives of police officers, those being served the warrants, and everyone involved. This isn’t the first time a tragedy has resulted from an execution of these warrants, and it won’t be the last.
h/t and photo Crooks and Liars.
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