List of villainy in Texas

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald fired at US President John F. Kennedy from the Texas Schoolbook Depository, killing him and injuring Texas Governor John Connolly and a spectator. After leaving the scene, Oswald killed a police officer and was later arrested in a movie theater.

University of Texas tower shooting

See article: Charles Whitman

Houston Mass Murders

See article: Dean Coril

1991 Yogurt Shop murders

On Friday, December 6, 1991, an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop in Austin, Texas was set on fire. Inside the store were four deceased teenagers: 13-year-old Amy Ayers, 17-year-old Jennifer Harbison, her 15-year-old sister Sarah and 17-year-old Eliza Thomas. All four had been raped and murdered. The identities of their killers have never been discovered.

Luby's massacre

A misogynist and white supremacist, George Hennard, shot and killed 24 people, including himself, at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas on October 16, 1991. 22 people were injured in the shootout.

1993 Waco siege

See article David Koresh

Murder of Selena Quintanilla-Perez

See article: Yolanda Saldívar
On March 31, 1995, Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez confronted Yolanda Saldívar (the president of her fanclub and manager of Selena Etc.) at the Knights Inn (formerly known as Days Inn) in her hometown in Corpus Christi to demand for the missing financial papers. When Selena tries to give Yolanda the friendship ring back, Selena realizes Yolanda's deception when she pulls out her gun from her purse and points it at Selena. As Selena attempted to flee, Yolanda shot her at the lower right shoulder, servering a major artery and resulting a massive blood loss. Yolanda chased after her and called her a "bitch" before returning to her hotel room. Selena made it to the lobby and collapsed, telling the workers who shot her, and she was later pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital at 1:05 p.m and 16 days before her 24th birthday due to blood loss and cardiac arrest. Yolanda tried to flee the scene only to be stopped by a passing police cruiser, and a 9-hour stand-off ensued with Yolanda threatening to kill herself before she surrendered to the police.

Yates kids murders

See article: Andrea Yates On June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates, a resident from Houston, Texas murdered her kids Noah, 7, John, 5, Paul, 3, Luke, 2 and Mary 6 months by drowning them in their bathtub.

2009 Fort Hood shooting

2016 shooting of Dallas Police Officers

On July 7, 2016 Micah Xavier Johnson parked on Main Street in Dallas, Texas armed with an AK-74 assault rifle, and fired at police officers monitoring a protest march. During the ensuing shootout, he killed 5 police officers and injured 9 police officers and 2 civilians. He later fled to a nearby college, and was killed by a bomb disposal robot equipped with C4 explosive.

Sutherland Springs church shooting

Austin serial bombings

Santa Fe High School shooting

2019 El Paso shooting

On August 3, 2019, a masked man entered a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, carrying a WASR-10 Semi-automatic rifle and shot 22 people dead before fleeing the scene. The suspect, Patrick Crusius, turned himself in to the police shortly after.