First Responders honored fallen Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard on U.S. 75 in Richardson on the Central Expressway route between the funeral service in Dallas at the Watermark Church and the graveside in Rowlett, Texas, on Tuesday night. Photo by Brian Bearden
… Along the President George Bush Turnpike going into Rowlett, Texas, northeast of Dallas …
Remember David Sherrard of the Richardson Police Department
‘Handsome Guy’ robber hit police car with gun fire
Richardson police say that a masked bank robber who police say could be responsible for more than half a dozen area holdups opened fire on a Richardson police officer late Saturday morning. Police have identified the suspect as 44-year-old Steven Ray Milam.
WFAA is reporting that police were alerted to the crime at the BBVA Compass Bank branch at Campbell and Plano roads at 11:44 a.m.
The first police unit to arrive received gunfire from the suspect. While there were at least three bullet holes in a squad car, no one was injured. The suspect ran into an adjoining neighborhood and was still at large at last report. A weapon, a mask and some cash were recovered, but the suspect remained at large.
Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich said witness accounts and bank surveillance video links the gunman to the “Handsome Guy” bandit, named for the mask that he wears as a disguise. On Saturday night, detectives said they were looking for Steven Ray Milam in connection with the shooting. He will face an attempted capital murder charge.
Dallas police provided a search dog and a helicopter to assist in the search for the gunman, which was suspended at dusk.