Shooting suspect is ex-TCU player, soldier, dancer 

click to enlarge Erbie Bowser
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  • In this Feb. 24, 2004 photo, Erbie Bowser, center, performs with the Dallas Mavs ManiAACs during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers in Dallas. Bowser was arrested in the fatal shooting of four people in two Dallas-area homes Wednesday night, Aug. 7, 2013, and police said Thursday he used an explosive device in one of the attacks.

DALLAS — A man accused in a shooting rampage that left four people dead is a former TCU football player who later served in the Army and more recently worked as a teacher and Dallas Mavericks hip-hop dancer.

Police say Erbie Bowser shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter at a Dallas residence Wednesday night then traveled to nearby DeSoto and killed his estranged wife and another woman. Four youths were wounded.

Bowser played three games for the Horned Frogs as a defensive tackle from 1987-1989. Bowser then served in the Army from 1991 to 2000.

He also worked nearly a decade as a special education teacher in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite before resigning in 2010. He was in the Dallas Mavericks ManiAAC dance troupe from 2002-2009.

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