Tony Vernon (1719)

7/24/2003: According to DPD, officers wearing "raid jackets" while conducting a "reverse buy bust operation" approached Vernon after he stepped out of his vehicle. Vernon drew a 9mm pistol and shot once at the officers. Officers Mike Rangel and Mark Aremandariz shot Vernon. He was pronounced dead at Baylor Hospital. According to, the shooting resulted in an FBI probe, that examined whether or not Vernon shot his pistol and whether he was shot in the back.

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