Police Identify Gunman Who Fired At Officers

We now know how the man who shot-up the McKinney Police Department died and we are starting to learn more about the man himself.The Collin County Medical Examiner says Patrick Sharp took his own life shooting himself in the head.  McKinney Police chief Doug Kowalski says that happened after one of his officers shot Sharp in the arm as Sharp was using a rifle to shoot at the McKinney Public Safety building.  It appears that disabled Sharp from using his rifle.  According to a witness he then staggered off, drew his own pistol and shot himself in the head.

Kowalski says investigators still don’t have a motive.  A search of his house revealed no clues.   This afternoon KRLD talked with his house-mate, Eric McClellen who was as stunned as anyone at what happened.  He said last time he talked with him everything was fine and they talked about taking a trip next weekend.

Sharp quit his job as a security guard on Friday the 13th.  Also today KRLD was able to talk to two of Sharp’s uncles.  They knew little about him saying Sharp’s family had moved around the country several times over the years due to his father’s corporate job.  They only knew him as a mild-mannered man.

  • Don

    The shooter probably picked up his guns at the Grand Opening this past week at the new “Cheaper Than Dirt” gun store across the street…they had a jeep out front with semi automatic weapons mounted on top out front of the store…I actually took a picture of it because it is so what is wrong with guns…

    • k

      My thoughts exactly Don!! Expected this within a few months of the opening.

    • Chase

      Don…Your an idiot.

    • Don, too

      There is nothing “wrong with guns”. Guns don’t kill people. Someone has to pull the trigger. I suppose you would ban cars too, since cars kill people?

    • tim

      lets see….the “shooter” didnt kill anyone….
      but he got stopped “by a gun shot from police”

      you fail miserably Don….

      he could have loaded the trailer with diesel and fertilizer
      and really hurt some people…

      you anti-gun idiots are pathetic…

      • damecelina

        according to the national reports, the trailer was laden with ammonium nitrate and gasoline. this idiot had even more sinister things in mind. wonderful job on behalf of the McKinney PD.

  • Zephyr

    Don, guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.

  • Mike

    This person was disturbed. Everyone wants to put the blame on guns or the store or whatever. At the end of the day, it’s the person that pulled the trigger. A new gun store (even if that is where they were purchased) had nothing to do with it and that is a huge jump in logic. You can’t make everything that is dangerous illegal because there are crackpots in our society.

    • Ana


      I’m not a fan of guns, but I completely agree with you. It’s personal responsibility as to how a gun is used. And even though I don’t care for guns, I’d still like to now how to use one in case I needed to defend myself against an intruder.

  • Don Juan

    Don, you are definitely an idiot. This more than likely had nothing to do with the opening of a gun-shop, and you should know it. I wouldn’t even call your comment a knee-jerk reaction – just stupidity, and the driving need to post something to feel relevant. Dork. What will come to pass, if the story is made public, will have nothing to do with any local gun store, but more likely a long-standing beef with the local PD.

  • Duckman

    Isn’t it funny ticked off people get when you make statements against guns? You could say they have a hair-trigger…

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  • Don

    Amazing how people respond to gun talk…I was only showing how crazy people are for their guns…never thought for a minute the weapons were actually bought there…idiots…

    • tim

      August 17, 2010 11:25 AM
      The shooter probably picked up his guns at the Grand Opening this past week at the new “Cheaper Than Dirt” gun store across the street…

      YOU LIE!!!!…ha,ha,ha…dum bass, dont you remember what you wrote less than 12 hours apart?? who’s the idiot now?

  • datlow

    heard the shooter had a beef with the police dept… because they wouldnt hire him

  • Michael T

    Maybe he confused the building with Don’s house?

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