FROM Bill Zeeble
Police Raid Home of Gunman in Texas Mohammad Cartoon Attack Police in Garland, Texas released new details in the case of the two gunmen who opened fire Sunday night at an event where people presented cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. A police officer shot both men dead with his service pistol. A security guard was wounded. Today law enforcement searched the Phoenix apartment of one of the gunmen identified in media reports as Elton Simpson. The FBI had previously identified Simpson as a suspected jihadist terrorist. Bill Zeeble is a reporter with KERA public radio in Dallas, Texas.
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