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Carl Buntion

Texas Death Row Inmate Carl Buntion

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Carl Buntion was convicted of the June 1990 shooting death of 37-year-old James Irby, a Houston Police Department motorcycle officer. Irby, an 18-year-old veteran of the HPD, was shot in the head and back after stopping a car occupied by Buntion and John Killingsworth for a traffic violation.

Irby was shot once in the head as he talked to Killingsworth the driver, at the rear of the car. Buntion then walked around the front of the car and shot Irby twice more in the back as he lay on the ground.

Buntion was captured inside a nearby warehouse after firing at three more people, including two witnessess, while fleeing on foot.

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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