Police Blotter: Neighbors Slain After Assisting in Move

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 10:47 PM CDT
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A driver tailing police pushes the police car across six lanes into a pole.

A driver tailing police pushes the police car across six lanes into a pole.

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on April 27, 2010.

TWO MEN SLAIN AFTER HELPING NEIGHBOR MOVE
Two men have been found slain in Fort Worth and the new neighbor they offered to help move has been charged with capital murder. An arrest affidavit said 43-year-old Douglas L. Kirk allegedly told a friend he was chased by "demons." Kirk was in the Mansfield City Jail on Tuesday on one count of capital murder, with bail at $750,000. A jail worker told The Associated Press that no attorney was listed for Kirk. Police said the victims apparently saw Kirk moving in to a house Saturday night and went over to help. Isabel Diaz called police Sunday when her fiance, 45-year-old Alfonso Beza, and her 50-year-old brother, Pedro Diaz, formerly of Seguin, had not returned. Their gunshot bodies were found in Kirk's residence. He was arrested Monday at a motel.

DRIVER TAILS POLICE, PINS CRUISER INTO LIGHT POLE
Two Dallas police officers had an odd confrontation with a driver early Tuesday morning.  Just before 4 a.m., officers observed a driver operating a Chevy Tahoe in a suspicious manner.  The vehicle then pulled inches behind the officer's patrol car and began riding it's bumper, according to police.  Officers, in fear of getting rear-ended, pulled into a near by parking lot. The driver of the Tahoe followed and again pulled within inches of the police car. The officers then pulled back onto Shady Trail and Walnut Hill and came to a stop. The driver of the Tahoe again pulled within inches of the car.  The officers exited their car and attempted to get the driver out of the vehicle, but he would not comply, police said. Then, the driver held his arm out the driver's window with a black object in his hand. Based on the suspects furtive gestures and his aggressive driving behaviors, one officer felt in fear for his life, and his partners life, so he fired one round at the suspect vehicle, police said. The suspect was not struck, but he then hit the gas and pushed the empty squad car across six lanes of Walnut Hill until it was pinned against a light pole. The drivere was arrested and is expected to be charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer. He was taken to Baylor Hospital for observation. It is still unknown what the object was in the suspect’s hand.  Detectives will attempt to determine if the suspect was impaired from drugs and/or alcohol.

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