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Man could face more charges in shooting

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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:31 pm

The man accused of opening fire on four Killeen police officers last week may face additional charges following the death of Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie.

Marvin Louis Guy, 49, of Killeen, was charged with three counts of attempted capital murder stemming from Friday’s shooting.

The incident occurred just after 5:30 a.m., when members of the Killeen Police Department’s Tactical Response Unit and the Bell County Organized Crime Unit were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant at an apartment on Circle M Drive in southwest Killeen.

According to KPD officials, the officers were attempting to breach a window when Guy opened fire, striking four of them. Two of the officers, identified in an arrest affidavit as David Daniels and Xavier Clark, received minor wounds thanks to their protective equipment. Another officer, Odis Denton, was shot in the femur and is listed in good condition after undergoing surgery at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Dinwiddie, an 18-year KPD veteran, was shot in the face and died Sunday afternoon.

According to the arrest affidavit, Guy admitted to police he shot at “a number of persons” outside of residence before being taken into custody Friday.

In Texas, anyone who kills a peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty can be charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty, if convicted.

First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said Monday no additional charges were filed against Guy since Dinwiddie’s death, but the investigation is ongoing.

“Other charges are likely,” Bledsoe said.

Bell County court records show Guy was arrested in November 2011 after police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 2600 block of Larissa Drive in Killeen.

A family member told police Guy hit her in the face and twisted her arm behind her back, according to an arrest affidavit. She also said Guy took her phone away and threw it on the ground while she was calling 911. Guy was charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member and interfering with an emergency call. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Court records show Guy and his attorney at the time, Dan Corbin, accepted a plea deal in November 2012. Guy pleaded guilty to interfering with an emergency call and received a sentence of 40 days in Bell County Jail and $734 in fines and court costs. The assault charge was dismissed.

Guy remained in custody in Bell County Jail on Monday. His bail was set at $3 million. Police have not released the name of a 50-year-old woman also arrested Friday at the scene of the shooting.

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  • FormerTexan posted at 11:32 pm on Mon, Dec 1, 2014.

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    Breaking into my house in the middle of the night will get you shot. You may be a police officer lawfully discharging your official duty, but you had better think twice about executing a no-knock warrant. I don't let strangers force their way into my home without resisting forcefully, nor should any other free citizen of the United States. The Texas legislature got this one wrong, if they think that serving a narcotics search warrant under cover of darkness should trump the home owner's right of self-defense. The police who practice this bone-headed tactic take their lives in their hands needlessly, and are fools if they don't expect gunfire from the occupants under these circumstances.