Lieutenant George Bannister was shot and killed while investigating an accident at North 26th Street and Gayosa Street. He approached a man believed to be one of the drivers. When he asked him for his license the suspect shot him through the car window. The suspect fled into a nearby wooded area where he was shot and killed by officers in an exchange of gunfire. A state trooper was shot and wounded by the suspect.
Lieutenant Bannister had served with the agency for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.