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Cops: Grenade-Throwing NBA Dancer Shoots 8 & Kills 4, Including Ex Wife & GF

At the Dallas crime scene — 7100 Block of Long Canyon Trail in Dallas — an adult woman, thought to be Bowser’s ex, and her 17-year-old daughter were killed. Her 14-year-old son and and a teen female family friend were wounded. The deceased victims are Toya Smith, 43, and Tasmia Allen, 17. Tasmia was shot in the back of the head.

In the video above, Lurlean Smith, Toya’s mom, talks about discovering the gruesome scene. Cops responded to the Dallas scene around 10:30 p.m.

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3. He Then Allegedly Continued the Carnage at the Home of His Ex-Wife in DeSoto


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Bowser allegedly drove seven miles south and continued his spree at the home of his ex-wife. At the DeSoto crime scene — a home in 100 block of Galleria Drive, reportedly owned by his ex-wife, Zina Till — two adult women were shot dead and two boys, ages 13 and 11, were wounded.


4. He Threw a Grenade

At the DeSoto scene, Bowser allegedly tossed a live grenade into the home and then went in and shot four people after it detonated.


5. He Pretended to Be a Victim

According to WFAA, when police entered the DeSoto home, Bowser tried to pass himself off as a victim, before it became clear he was uninjured. There also was an uninjured 3-year-old at the scene.

12 Photos of Erbie Bowser, the Dallas Mavs Dancer Turned Alleged Gunman

Erbie Bowser is the Dallas Mavericks dancer and suspected gunman whose Dallas and DeSoto, Texas, killing spree left four dead, including his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife. Here are the pictures.

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6. He’s Ex-Military

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WFAA reports that when police entered the home in Desoto and found Bowser, after he pretended that he was victim, the former-dancer recited his name, military rank and serial number.

The Dallas Morning News confirms that Bowser served in the U.S. Army from 1991-2000, rising to the rank of staff sergeant. He was never deployed.

Arresting officers noted that Bowser had tattoos that identified him as an Army Ranger, though speaking to DallasNews.com, officials denied that Bowser was a ranger.

However the Dallas Observer says that in a 2008 application for divorce, it was written: “Neither party is a member of the United State Military.”


7. He Previously Threatened to Kill His Ex-Wife’s Children

In December 2011, Bowser was reportedly arrested for violating a protective order — issued in February 2011 at a divorce hearing in relation to “family violence.” In a court affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News, Bowser’s slain ex-wife, Zina Bowser, was claiming that he told her: “I will execute your kids” when she told him she was leaving him. He also told her that he would “bury her” if she attempted to take anything from him. He then threatened her with a pocketknife. When Bowser was arrested after the massacre in Desoto, police confiscated a pocketknife from him.

The judge reportedly ordered him to retrieve his wife’s wedding ring and tennis bracelet from pawn shops; he never did it.

He also has a prior charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


8. He Was Special Education Teacher

Bowser worked at Mesquite Independent School District from 2001 to 2010 as a teacher and football coach. He left “on good terms,” a spokesperson

Bowser claimed in a 2010 Facebook post that he created the Matti Bowser Children’s Foundation, named for his mom, which he described as:

Charitable fundraising by means of church, local business and personal donations to provide food, clothes, and shelter for inner-city and rural children.

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Bowser’s haunting final Facebook post.

12 Photos of Erbie Bowser, the Dallas Mavs Dancer Turned Alleged Gunman

Erbie Bowser is the Dallas Mavericks dancer and suspected gunman whose Dallas and DeSoto, Texas, killing spree left four dead, including his ex-girlfriend and ex-wife. Here are the pictures.

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