Former Mavericks dancer likely faces murder charges

Thursday August 8th, 2013

A former member of the Dallas Mavericks all-male dance team allegedly killed four people with guns and a grenade on Wednesday night and wounded at least four others, according to a report Thursday from The Dallas Morning News.

Erbie Bowser, 44, a Mavs ManiAACs dancer, was reportedly trying to kill his estranged wife and a former girlfriend on Wednesday. The attack began at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night when Bowser, who is listed at 6-foot-7 and nearly 400 pounds, killed a 43-year-old woman believed to be his girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter. They were pronounced dead at the scene in a house located in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto. The woman's 14-year-old son, and a 17-year-old family friend were taken to a nearby hospital and their condition is not immediately known.

Bowser then went to the house of his wife with whom he has filed a divorce, threw a hand grenade into the living room and then allegedly shot and killed her and another woman, wounding an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy in the process. When police arrived to the scene, Bowser reportedly tried to pass himself off as a victim but was soon identified as the suspect and was subsequently arrested. According to the page for the ManiAAC's, the squad is described as "the hip-hop dance troupe of beefy men who entertain Mavs fans during home games." Bowser, who had reportedly worked as a special education teacher in a number of local schools, was known on the team as "E-Luv," according to his Facebook page.

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