MOSCOW, January 19 (Sputnik) – Dallas Horton, a homeowner who almost killed a police officer during a raid into his house, will not face any charges, New York Daily News reports.
The incident has caused some debate within the United States, as Horton is white and the police officer whom he has shot is black. People wonder how the scenario would have played out, if the roles were reversed.
Dallas Horton shoots police chief,lives, not arrested. John Crawford has toy gun while shopping at WalMart..shot dead pic.twitter.com/zSXVBwgfxa— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico) 17 января 2015
The authorities searched Horton’s house and found several guns. “He loved guns, camo gear, knives. Stuff like that,” said Sam Dlugonski, Sentinel’s mayor, as cited by CBS News. Horton is a 'survivalist', who believes a zombie apocalypse might happen one day, and stocks up his house with guns and ammunition, in case a crowd of zombies takes over of Oklahoma in a Hollywood-like scenario.
Horton and his wife were detained following the incident; however, the couple was then released when Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation realized the police raided the wrong house, as the bomb threat did not come from Horton’s house and it was not him who made the calls, New York Daily News says.
Ross is expected to fully recover from his injuries. “Had he not put that vest on, I would not be here at the doctor with my husband,” his wife Mary said in tears, as quoted by New York Daily News.