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Sep. 21, 1985
Caucasian Male / 23 yrs. of age
Paris Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Sep. 21, 1985
Patrol Officer David Roberts was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle wanted in an armed robbery. While he was using his radio one of the suspects jumped from the vehicle and opened fire through his windshield, striking Officer Roberts in the neck. As Officer Roberts attempted to exit his cruiser through the passenger door the suspect ran to the car and shot him three more times in the back.
The suspect was later apprehended after a manhunt. He was convicted of capital murder and subsequently executed in 1997.
Officer Roberts was survived by his wife and son. He had served with the Paris Police Department for two years.