July 28 Could Have Changed Killeen & Fort Hood History
Couple of big items happened on this day in Texas History.
Riots flared up in Dallas on this day in 1973. It was due to the killing of a 12-year-old boy named Santos Rodriguez.
Santos was shot while being questioned about stealing less then $10 dollars. He was handcuffed in the back of a squad car. The shooter, Dallas policeman, Darrell Cain. Would later be charged with murder and convicted. Rodriguez was exonerated.
But on this day a protest march would turn into a riot. Causing widespread damage, thirty-eight arrests, and five policemen being injured.
Also on this day, in 2011, Killeen police announced that Naser Jason Abdo, 21, was arrested after a tip from a gun dealer and faced charges in a plot to kill Fort Hood soldiers and their families. The following year he was sentenced to life in prison.