More charges filed against Texas man in deaths of girlfriend, estranged wife and 2 others

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    This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Erbie Bowser after a previous arrest. Investigators arrested Bowser on Wednesday night, Aug. 7, 2013, after the fatal shooting of four people in two Dallas-area homes, just minutes apart. (AP Photo/Dallas County Sheriff's Office)


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    DESOTO, Texas  — More charges have been filed against the man police say fatally shot four people and injured four others in separate Dallas-area attacks.

    Erbie Lee Bowser was charged by Dallas police today with capital murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, Toya Smith, and her daughter, 17-year-old Tasmia Allen. He was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for wounding Smith’s 14-year-old son and a 17-year-old family friend.

    Dallas police say in the arrest affidavit that the family friend identified Bowser as the shooter.

    Police say after Wednesday’s shooting in Dallas, the 44-year-old Bowser went to a DeSoto home and killed his estranged wife and her daughter. He also wounded two boys.

    Bowser is already charged with two counts of capital murder in the DeSoto killings.