In a Texas community of only a few hundred people, the crossroads of Highway 87 and Farm Road 539 would be considered the main drag in Sutherland Springs.
There is a post office, two gas stations and a road leading past a few small homes to a church that’s been part of the community for decades, but which is now the site of a horrific crime scene.
Johnnie Langendorff stands with his mother beside the truck he was driving on Sunday as he chased after the shooter. (Briar Stewart/CBC)
Beyond yellow tape, FBI agents walk shoulder to shoulder near the First Baptist Church looking for bullet casings and waving metal detectors through the long strands of parched grass.
On the other side of a roadblock stands a horde of journalists who have descended on Sutherland Springs to document the mass shooting, and the residents who live here and are grappling
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – When he looked at the bloody crime scene, James Herzog knew this case wasn’t like so many others he’d worked. But he didn’t know it was the beginning of a living nightmare.
Or that it would become one that a growing number of law enforcement officers could relate to.
Roland Smith, 48, and his parents Arvin, 80, and Maxine Smith, 74, were found dead in their rural home on T.W. Bass Road in Jefferson Davis County after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and seeing intruders with flashlights at the home around 12:45 a.m.
Herzog, an investigator with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at the time of the March 2012 homicides, was called in to investigate.
“It was a horrific, horrific scene. It was overkill,” Herzog said. “It wasn’t just killing someone, it was going beyond that.”
Roland Smith had been in some drug trouble, officials said, so the shootings were believed to
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Roland Smith, 48, and his parents Arvin, 80, and Maxine, 76, were found shot to death inside their Jefferson Davis County home in 2012. The aftermath would bring about a campaign by federal, state and local authorities to clean the drugs out of the area.
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When he looked at the bloody crime scene, James Herzog knew this case wasn’t like so many others he’d worked. But he didn’t know it was the beginning of a living nightmare.
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