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White Man Who Made Racist Facebook Postings Shoots Black Police Chief in Okla. Four Times And Is Allowed to Walk Free

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Dallas Horton

You may have to sit down before hearing about this latest police shooting.

A Black police chief in Oklahoma was shot four times—three times in the chest and once in the arm—on Thursday morning by a white suspect whose home he was raiding. But after blasting away at the police chief of Sentinel, Okla., the white man was allowed to walk free.

Law enforcement officials said they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him.

Police Chief Louis Ross’s life was saved because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, which he borrowed right before the raid on the house of Dallas Horton. It is unclear how the four Washita County sheriff’s deputies who conducted the raid along with Chief Ross allowed him to be shot four times by Dallas Horton without returning fire.

From descriptions of neighbors and Horton’s Facebook page, the man appears to be a “survivalist” type who mistrusted the government, was openly unfriendly to neighbors and wore a lot of black clothing.

His Facebook profile is full of racist images and mocks Black leaders like Rev. Al Sharpton.

“Hurt ME and your [sic] gonna feel pain,” is written on an image of a human skeleton’s skull. “Hurt my BEST FRIEND and your gonna need an ambulance, hurt my FAMILY…I’m gonna need a shovel.”

Yet another image shows a blood-spattered 18-wheeler cab with human limbs sticking out of it.

“JUST DROVE THROUGH FERGUSON,” it reads, “DIDN’T SEE ANY PROBLEMS.”

This startling case will cause considerable head-shaking from African-Americans at a time when the nation is so focused on the differences in how the criminal justice system treats Blacks and whites. It is hard to imagine a scenario where a Black man with violent anti-white statements on his Facebook page could shoot a white police chief four times and be home for dinner with his family the same day.

Most of the anger and protests that have been raging for months involve cases where Black men were killed by police with little to no provocation.

This disturbing case started when 911 dispatchers in Washita County received two calls on Thursday morning claiming there was a bomb inside the Sentinel Head Start school. The man on the other end of the 911 call identified himself as Dallas Horton. So law enforcement authorities decided to conduct a raid on Horton’s home.

Before the raid, Chief Ross borrowed a bulletproof vest from the county. Sentinel is a tiny town whose population in 2013 was listed as 904 people.

When they burst into Horton’s home, they came upon Horton in a bedroom. Horton reportedly told officials he didn’t know it was law enforcement officers. But Chief Ross sounded somewhat doubtful of that claim in comments he made to the local television station KWTV.

“Don’t know what he heard or didn’t hear, screaming from five officers of the law announcing our presence, requesting to see hands,” Ross said.

Sentinel Mayor Sam Dlugonski told the local media that Chief Louis Ross was home resting after being treated at the hospital and is lucky to be alive.

“He borrowed a vest from the county before he went in and it saved his life,” the mayor said. “It was a blessing that he borrowed that vest.”

Investigators from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation searched Horton’s home after the shooting and reportedly found several guns and a possible explosive device. Mayor Dlugonski told the television station that he’s known Horton his entire life.

“He loved guns, camo gear, knives. Stuff like that,” said Dlugonski.

According to the television station, Horton’s house has signs by the front door that say “Certified Zombie Killer” and “Warning: Zombies inside—Enter at your own risk.”

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation conducted what must have been the world’s quickest investigation following the shooting of a police chief and released Horton on Thursday afternoon. The bureau said there was not enough evidence to arrest Horton for the shooting because a bureau computer analyst concluded the 911 calls did not come from Horton’s home. Apparently that was enough information to let him go—there was no word on whether Horton owned a cellphone or why he couldn’t have made the call from somewhere else.

Ross had not been interviewed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as of Friday. Ross told the local media that because the investigation is ongoing, he didn’t want to comment on Horton’s release.

But the police chief did say he has faith in the system.

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80 thoughts on “White Man Who Made Racist Facebook Postings Shoots Black Police Chief in Okla. Four Times And Is Allowed to Walk Free

  1. Hank Wilson says:

    This was a setup and they were trying to get the nigro police chief killed. Anyone with a brain can easily see it this way.

  2. Black faces in wrong places. Devil set up. Come out of her, my people!

  3. Bruce Mundy says:

    First learn how to spell the name we don't use to describe ourselves and who was trying to get him killed the Klan.

  4. People , there is too much hatred going on . I grew up listening to MARTIN LUTHER KING,JR. , TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE NEED TO GET ALONG AND FORGET THE COLOR BARRIERS . YOU WOULD THINK AFTER 200 YEARS PEOPLE WOULD GET ALONG .

  5. David Shupe says:

    yea if yall read a book instead of everything you see that said whitey hates and tries to kill the black man maybe you could spell a full sentence! No doubt the guy sounds like a asshole but any idiot can read between lines and see someone who disagrees with his racist ignorant views called in bomb threat! I guess you only believe in free speech when you agree with those words being said.

  6. Nick Spratlin says:

    If it was a no knock raid then he deserved to be shot

  7. What do you mean that there wasn't enough evidence? The guy shot at a cop! Race or no race, this man should have went to jail! Period! There should be zero tolerance for hurting cops! Period! I am shocked this man didn't get arrested! Thank God the cop is ok!

  8. Jimmy Thompson says:

    No search warrant, they never announced who they were. They just entered the man's home. I guess all the facts are not needed when pushing a racist agenda.

  9. Noe Yeah says:

    This is a b.s. story trying to further divide the races. I've never heard of a bomb threat were the suspect gives their full name, what's the point of that. Then the chief just happens to get a vest right before the raid and he's the only one shot. Then on top of that nobody fires back. I call b.s.!

  10. Omar Shariff Ellis says:

    David since when has freedom of speech included terroristic threats??

  11. Omar Shariff Ellis says:

    You are one simple minded racist troll,telling people they can't read or write as if your a Fucking Harvard grad.People like you need to be permanently silenced.

  12. David Small says:

    Bull throw the dam book at this ass, he shot a cop, not enough evidence it's right there in front of you! Put it before the Grand jury and see what happens. If their trying to say the busted down the wrong door and thus was not the intended target I can see a problem.

  13. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Before your ignorant ass goes judging others, maybe you should learn about capitalization, punctuation, run-on sentences and the fact that, even though "y'all" isn't a real word, it's still a contraction of "you all" and gets
    an apostrophe.

  14. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Really dude? The "nigro" police chief?

    First of all it's "negro" and second of all, what the fuck?

  15. Etheleen Lawrence says:

    David Shupe: It also, could have been that this white supremacist called in this threat to kill a black cop. The one thing whitey is very good at, is twisting the truth and telling fantastic lies. The history of this country is proof of that.

  16. Etheleen Lawrence says:

    White folks need for supremacy is the driver of racism.

  17. Etheleen Lawrence and maybe et called it in. Why all the suppositions? You do not know nor do you have enough info to draw from.

  18. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Etheleen Lawrence – I want to think your use of the word "whitey" is an ironic jab at David Shupe's ignorance, and not a generalization on our entire race. Not all of us are like him, as a matter of fact most of us aren't – these assholes are just the loudest and proudest because they think it makes them "admirable" in the eyes of their ignorant friends.

    That said, if it wasn't – let's remember that hatred is not an effective tool in combating hatred. If Dr. King and President Kennedy taught us nothing else, it's that hate only begets more hate – they made their progress through reasonable appeal… the more thought-out our responses are to ingoramuses like him, the more they look like the hostile, hateful bigots they are.

  19. Bret Zeller says:

    'You're' FIFY "Silencing" people forever seems to go against tolerance in my mind.

  20. Bret Zeller says:

    Indeed, he shot at people who raided his house, through no fault of his own. They didn't do a proper announce, and therefore they lost the "police" protection claim. He fired at armed intruders who were screaming at him. No crime there.

  21. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Ken Jay Schwartz I don't think she's making suppositions regarding the white mans ability to re-write history to our own benefit… I mean, hell dude – Do you still think the Native Americans welcomed us with the open arms Disney movies would like you to believe? Funny how when we were kids, they didn't bother teaching us about the genocide of Americas indigenous population… we all thought it was Thanksgiving and niceties when it was really smallpox and slaughter.

  22. Bret Zeller says:

    Who made a terroristic threat? They determined he didn't make it, so it's not his problem.

  23. Bret Zeller says:

    In order for it to be a crime, he needs to have "Knowingly" shot at a police officer. Otherwise, you are free to shoot at anyone who breaks into your house. If the police didn't do a standard announce, and instead broke in without announcing (no knock raids), then he is allowed to shoot until he can properly identify the invaders. This is well established case law. The fact that it's a police officer doesn't in any way change the burden of evidence.

  24. Hank Wilson says:

    Yeah, also we know, if this situation was turned around the other way, based on similar police raids a black man would have been killed on the spot and it would have been called "I was in fear of my life;" either way the brother would be in jail or six feet under…lol

  25. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Really? Let's break down all the reason why you guys are both completely wrong:

    First of all – a bomb threat was called into an area school, and the caller identified himself as this man… now, regardless of whether or not the caller actually WAS this man, that still denotes "reasonable suspicion" to execute a search of his premises… Think of how different you would view this story if it were about police ignoring a possible bomb threat and a bunch of little kids dying when it turned out to be real…

    Secondly – take a look about 10 paragraphs into the article.

    "When they burst into Horton’s home, they came upon Horton in a bedroom. Horton reportedly told officials he didn’t know it was law enforcement officers. But Chief Ross sounded somewhat doubtful of that claim in comments he made to the local television station KWTV.
    “Don’t know what he heard or didn’t hear, screaming from five officers of the law announcing our presence, requesting to see hands,” Ross said."

    FIVE OFFICERS OF THE LAW ANNOUNCING OUR PRESENCE, REQUESTING TO SEE HANDS.

    So – where exactly are you guys getting this information that they did not properly announce themselves and that the search was unwarranted? Aside from your imagination that is…

  26. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Hank Wilson I'm not entirely sure that "lol" is a good footnote to that comment… You seem to be expressing support for the black community, but the verbiage you chose to do so hints at an underlying racism of its own…

  27. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Bret Zeller It's awesome that you have such incredibly clear hindsight! Now, try analyzing the situation again prior to knowing the outcome – as far as LEO's were concerned, he made a threat… Now, it was later determined that HE DIDN'T MAKE THE THREAT FROM HIS HOME PHONE – however, that in no way proves he couldn't have used a prepaid phone, or another persons phone.

  28. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Learn your terminology – a "No Knock Raid" is a term used to describe a specific type of drug raid in which they try to catch the dealer off guard… this is responding to a threat made via a 911 call… VERY different than what you call a "no knock raid".

  29. Hank Wilson says:

    Jim Ferrigno: LOL is appropriate, cause you can't make this crap up!!

  30. Jason Devalle says:

    Atlantablackstar is dirty. Why are they are lying and trying to keep racial hate going? I love all people. Your skin just holds your body together, thats all it does.

  31. Umm…anyone can yell POLICE….could have been home invading thugs for all he knew…I would have shot him too…

  32. Very simple…kick in my door…get lead poisoning….

  33. Alex Colson says:

    Soooo…. Unarmed man gets shot because someone feared for their life and a group of police officers get fired upon 5 times and shots aren't returned…

  34. I don't have a problem with that.

  35. Kris Visual says:

    Thomas A. Dougherty and you have the luxury of doing that. You should try it if "thugs" come to your house yelling "POLICE!".

  36. White man laws. We know who they are!

  37. Etheleen Lawrence You don't know any of that. Why do you call him a white supremacist? Because he dared criticize black "leaders" like Sharpton, or those thugs rioting in Ferguson for a dead robber? Blasphemy! Besides, the threat by phone was a BOMB THREAT AT A SCHOOL, not a threat on the black officer's life. Who would call a bomb threat and announce his own name? The guy may have been SWATted, and anyway, he doesn't look white to me. I've never heard of anyone from Oklahoma who wasn't at least part Native American, and he definitely looks it.

  38. Etheleen Lawrence You don't know any of that. Why do you call him a white supremacist? Because he dared criticize black "leaders" like Sharpton, or those thugs rioting in Ferguson for a dead robber? Blasphemy! Besides, the threat by phone was a BOMB THREAT AT A SCHOOL, not a threat on the black officer's life. Who would call a bomb threat and announce his own name? The guy may have been SWATted, and anyway, he doesn't look white to me. I've never heard of anyone from Oklahoma who wasn't at least part Native American, and he definitely looks it.

  39. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Jim Ferrigno
    There are much better articles on this that are not pushing a racial agenda. They had no search warrant and you are wrong, their entry was not justified. Using a name does not mean the police can enter a home without judicial process unless there is imminent danger.

  40. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Kris Visual
    It actually happens quite often.
    On a side note, what the hell happened to FSU against Oregon? Still can't believe that game. I thought the Seminoles would win it all.

  41. Kris Visual says:

    Jimmy Thompson that is surprising something like that happens often.
    I don't even know what happened to FSU. Every once in while the big boys need a reminder what hunger looks like. Oregon's D showed up.

  42. Charlie Willock Look at where everyone is getting their info from, an article posted on ATLATANA BLACKSTAR a pro black anti white narrative company. Need to look at other sources to get a balanced view of what happened.

  43. Ken Jay Schwartz You nailed it. I'm not even saying Horton was in the right, just that it's impossible to say based on the false, biased, and incomplete information that Atlanta Black Star is known for.

  44. Murry Weiss says:

    He did the same as I would've…survival mode kicked in….good for him!

  45. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Kris Visual Criminals are smart. Just because they break the law does not mean they are not intelligent. Badging can be bought on ebay.
    My Hoos can't do anything in football, so Florida State is my fall back because it is an exceptional school and a fellow ACC school.

  46. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Kris Visual Criminals are smart. Just because they break the law does not mean they are not intelligent. Badging can be bought on ebay.
    My Hoos can't do anything in football, so Florida State is my fall back because it is an exceptional school and a fellow ACC school.

  47. Picha Dis says:

    They didn't count on him wearing that vest…ijs.

  48. Picha Dis Who are they? As far as I can tell, he was shot by Horton acting alone.

  49. Jay Contreras says:

    The below case is of a Black man who shot cops in a no knock raid on his home & the results are COMPLETELY opposite of the above scenario. But of course, certain people will tell you that RACE has nothing to do with it. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see..People who hate the truth are usually those vested in lies—
    http://breakingbrown.com/2014/10/exact-same-circumstances-white-defendant-freed-black-defendant-faces-death-penalty/

  50. Turon Alvarez Edwards says:

    Thank you!

  51. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Thomas A. Dougherty See, that's where you're a fucking idiot – because when they yell "police" they're identifying themselves as officers of the law, and when you shoot them – you're committing murder of an officer in the line of duty. Maybe you should learn the laws before you go being such an outspoken gun proponent… what you just described there is called "Irresponsible gun ownership" and, if it were up to me, would get your fucking permit revoked.

    I hope you also realize that by posting this on facebook, if you now have the unfortunate situation of accidentally shooting a cop because you really DID think he was a home invader, this post would be used against you in a court of law as evidence of pre-meditation.

  52. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Jimmy Thompson Let me break this down for you a little simpler so you can understand… If there is a 911 call, the police do not need a warrant to enter your home because they have PROBABLE CAUSE.

  53. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Ken Jay Schwartz If you think this is anti-white you're missing the point… but hey, that's literally the definition of "white privilege" you're embodying there… so whatever works for you.

  54. Jim Ferrigno says:

    Charlie Willock Dude did you even look at the fucking guys facebook page? He's clearly anti-black… stop trying to pretend this isn't a race issue.

  55. Daniel Nelson says:

    Jim Ferrigno maybe you should apply your own standard about reading: "While a bomb squad searched the building and didn't find any explosives, the chief and deputies went to the home where they thought the bomb threat originated, the OSBI said." So they went to a home where they THOUGHT the threat originated from. Why not go to a judge asking for a search warrant based on what you thought instead of actual evidence that it did originate from said residence. You might want to do some research on Swatting. You don't base PROBABLE CAUSE ON A THOUGHT.

  56. Daniel Nelson says:

    Jim Ferrigno maybe you should apply your own standard about reading: "While a bomb squad searched the building and didn't find any explosives, the chief and deputies went to the home where they thought the bomb threat originated, the OSBI said." So they went to a home where they THOUGHT the threat originated from. Why not go to a judge asking for a search warrant based on what you thought instead of actual evidence that it did originate from said residence. You might want to do some research on Swatting. You don't base PROBABLE CAUSE ON A THOUGHT.

  57. Marc Francois says:

    BLACK PEOPLE STOP DEBATING THESE WHITE DUDES ONLINE. It's either their white privilege or our lives. 9 out of 10 of them will choose to defend their privilige. They suffer from a mental venom. They are fundamentaly weak, ashamed, in denial, confused, and not civilized enough to even own their mistakes when they are cornered with undeniable proof. Move on and work to get our own people in power. The world knows they are animals already, at this rate their savagery is not a sustainable behavior in modern society, and you know what, there are more non whites in the world who are starting to understand that about them. I love how white dudes try to keep a straight face defending stuff like that, or the death of Eric Garner or Trayvon Martin. We get it, white privilege is being monitered and you can't lose the centuries of easy life your terrorist ancestors have fought so hard to murder, steal and rape for, too bad but all will come to an end.

  58. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Jim Ferrigno
    Maybe you should understand the law a little better and our constitution. Clearly, both escape you.

  59. Jimmy Thompson says:

    Jim Ferrigno
    Maybe you should understand the law a little better and our constitution. Clearly, both escape you.

  60. Ken Jay Schwartz yes like fox news.

  61. Jim Ferrigno I did not look at his page; I tried, but it was taken down, apparently.

  62. Hank Wilson says:

    Yeah, only if he's a black cop. It is interesting that none of the white cops returned fire…very interesting to say, know what I mean?

  63. Donna Corbett says:

    Jim Ferrigno someone making a bomb threat is not going to use their name.

  64. Jim Ferrigno I am not saying the guy was in the right, nor am I saying he is was wrong. What I was saying is that this news source is biased in one direction and more sources need to be looked at before jumping to conclusions unless you have an agenda of course.

  65. Turon Alvarez Edwards What are you thanking him for but a wild and racist supposition? Is it because he complimented you for having a brain?

  66. Bwire Vincent says:

    The devil is White. Period.

  67. …..AND none of the other officers returned fire when their fellow officer was being shot at??????? Sounds like a setup.

  68. Qwauna Baker says:

    This world we're living in is so sad and pitiful. Its okay for an armed civilian to shoot a black POLICE CHIEF, and its okay for an officer to shot an UNARMED black teen.

  69. Tomesa Hélène Bailey says:

    So well stated. Their days are numbered and methinks they're pretty upset about it.

  70. Very true statement. If you don't know the struggle you cannot have empathy. If you aren't black you have no idea what we as a people face EVERYDAY. This is EXACTLY the reason our young people need to get a grip, get an education, stop 'sagging' and get a life. Have the aspiration to be the next lawyer, supreme court judge, instead of the next Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Nikki Minaj, or yes Imma go there, Beyoncé.

  71. So let me get this straight. The same people that are saying cops are protecting and serving and should be praised are, in this case, saying that the cops were illegally searching and deserve to be shot. Smh. You can't make this kind of ignorance up.

  72. Thank You Hank Wilson… No need for discussing what happended here. It's quite obvious to me too.

  73. Katrina McCastle Stupid people are so often the most confident in their supposed knowledge.

  74. Ronald Bing says:

    Sandra F. Wallace

  75. Ronald Bing says:

    Sandra F. Wallace its all a fraud.

  76. Steve Simmons says:

    I would have done the same thing, shoot the person (with a shotgun) illegally entering my home, no matter their color. The fact he doesn't care for African American people does not help.

  77. Johnny DamtheGov Clark says:

    They didn't count on him wearing a vest.

  78. Moni Artsbbig says:

    This would make sense if not for the fact that a black man was arrested and sentenced not to long ago for the exact same thing: firing on unannounced cops who raided his home. It was the wrong house as well.

  79. Kaye Johnson says:

    How in the world did this man get off those many shots and the rest of the cops NEVER shot back at him? Why did they feel like they were justified in NOT shooting back? How did they know he wasn't going to turn the gun on them and shoot them next? SOMETHING AIN'T RIGHT HERE! It's almost as if they KNEW what was going on. A black man in OK was just shot because he was running away, dropped his gun, picked it up and then turned around to continue to run and the cop shot him. This was probably justified. So how in the world were all these cops in this house of a PERCEIVED SUSPECT THAT MET THEM WITH GUNFIRE AND THEY NEVER ONCE FIRED BACK AT HIM? SOMETHING AIn't' RIGHT ABOUT THIS SCENARIO!

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