Drummer Killed in Break In (A Top Story)


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On Thursday Drummer Killed in Break In was a top story. Here is the recap: (Gibson) Bill Maddox, best known as drummer for the Eric Johnson Group and Johnson's bands Electromagnets and Alien Love Child, died on Monday during a reported burglary at his house.

Austin360.com reported that the burglary occurred around 7:30 a.m. Police report that the intruder was a neighbor, and that Maddox's wife had phoned 911 to report a burglary in progress. Austin360 said a law enforcement source said the operator heard a single shot followed by a pause then several more shots. The Austin American-Statesman reports that friends and relatives of both men believe the incident may have been a tragic misunderstanding rather than an attempted burglary.

Friend and neighbor Keith Landers told the Statesman, "It wasn't a robbery. It was a paranoid schizophrenic off his medicine who believed that he was trying to get into his safe house." - more on this story

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