GUN Musician Carter Albrecht shot dead by girlfriend's neighbor

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Musician Carter Albrecht shot dead by girlfriend's neighbor
    www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/5104808.html
    By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer
    © 2007 The Associated Press

    DALLAS — Dallas musician Jeffrey Carter Albrecht, who was a member of the band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, was shot to death early Monday morning after trying to kick in the door of his girlfriend's neighbor, police said.

    The neighbor, who has not been identified, was asleep in bed when he awakened around 4 a.m. to his wife screaming that someone was breaking into the house, according to a police report. The neighbor yelled through the door for Albrecht to leave and then fired his handgun through the door.

    Albrecht was struck in the head and died at the scene, police said.

    The neighbor believed a burglar was trying to break in, Dallas police spokesman Sgt. Gil Cerda said. The case is under investigation and no arrests have been made.

    Danny Balis, Albrecht's roommate and fellow member of the Dallas rock band Sorta, said the shooter lived next door to Albrecht's girlfriend.

    "He was at his girlfriend's house last night," Balis said Monday. "He left the house and went next door and — for whatever reason, which we don't know — he knocked on the neighbor's door. And from what I understand, he was persistent. I don't know if there was a verbal exchange, but the person panicked and fired a shot through the door."

    Published and broadcast reports quoted police saying that Albrecht beat up his girlfriend and then tried to kick down the neighbor's door in a drunken rage. The couple had no history of domestic violence, but the girlfriend had bruises on her face, police said. She did not suffer serious injury.

    Albrecht apparently struck his girlfriend in the face several times and hit her in the back once she fell. She later managed to lock him out of the house, according to the reports.

    His death stunned friends and those who knew him in the North Texas music community. The idea of him banging on a door in the middle of the night seems out of character for a man known to be friendly and quiet, friends said.

    "He is not a violent person," said Carrie Garcia, Sorta's manager. "He is cool as a cucumber, shy, always wanted to make a joke in a situation that may be a little tense."


    Albrecht, who went by his middle name, had been a keyboard player for the New Bohemians since 1999, according to the band's Web site. He also played keyboard and guitar and sang for Sorta, named in 2006 as the best local music act by the Dallas Observer.

    Albrecht played several times with Brickell's husband, Paul Simon, Garcia said. He also played with Texas musician Charlie Sexton, a renowned guitarist.

    Albrecht was working on a solo album that Balis called "the best thing he has ever done."

    "He was the best musician I've ever played with — no question," Balis said. "He could play anything. It's a shame not enough people outside of Dallas heard him."


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    Never heard of the guy
    I don't know about the legality of shooting through your door in Tx, but sounds like he got what he deserved.
     
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    Legal as hell in TX.
    Remember the guy who shot the Asian kid through the door on Halloween (Houston maybe?) a few years back?
    He was rooking for a party and went to the wrong house.
    /really wrong house.
     
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    Good to know, if it happend here though he'd be arrested.
     
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    Why's that? Because you haven't identified the intruder or what...?
     
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    I know in MA, you have practically no chance in court unless the attacker is inside your house. My dad's CCW instructor said that even if someone is leaning through your window pointing a gun at you, you're fucked unless the body is 100% inside your home.
     
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    Doors still closed he's not in you have to retreat, once he gets through the door you'll probably make it w/o any charges.
     
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    I think he might be fucked since the guy wasn't in his house. He should have thrown the body inside the house before the cops got there. :coolugh:
     
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    Any more about this? I tried googling it but only came up with Asian and shemale porn. :mamoru:

    EDIT: Nevermind. Found it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiro_Hattori
    What a fucking wacko. :ugh:
     
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    Worst advice evar.
     
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    there wont be any charges filed.
     
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    Weird, our law states homeowners can defend themselves (within reasonable force) from intrusion. Also, once the intruder is in you can also defends yourself.
     
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    but yeah you cant shoot through the door here either I guess.
     
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    i wonder if his woman was cheating on him, with a neighbor.
     
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    no they are saying he lost it because of some new anti smoking drug he mixed with booze

    sounds like spin but his roommate was on the local radio station talking about it today
     
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    I was being sarcastic...but I guess you were the only one who didn't understand that.
     
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    Makes me wonder what caliber the shooter used, probably weren't no Hydra's unless it were a screen door. Good shot though regardless :bigthumb:
     

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