South Dallas Restaurant Owner Bryan Harp Is Murdered


LIVE FROM DALLAS AND FORT WORTH, THIS IS CBS 11 NEWS AT 6:00. THE ONES FOR TEXAS. THIS WAS HIS DREAM HE WANTED TO BE A BUSINESS OWNER. HE HAD BEEN HERE FOR OVER 10 YEARS TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE OVER HERE. A ROBBERY LEADS TO GUNFIRE AND THE LOSS OF A BELOVED FAMILY MAN AND RESTAURANT OWNER. WE’LL DISCUSS THE HEROIC ACTION THIS MAN TOOK IN HIS FINAL MOMENTS THAT MAY HAVE SAVED AN EMPLOYEE’S LIFE. WHILE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE GRIEVING THE DEATH OF BRIAN HART, ONE OF THE SUSPECTS IS DEAD AFTER A FOOT CHASE IN DALLAS WITH THE S.W.A.T. TEAM. CBS 11’S BROOKE ROGERS GETS IS UNDERWAY LIVE AT CAFE DELICIOUS WITH THE REST OF THE DETAILS HERE. BROOKE? Reporter: WHEN HE OPENED UP THIS CAFE HE FULFILLED A LONG TIME DREAM OF OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS. BUT THIS RESTAURANT AS YOU CAN SEE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AFTER HE WAS KILLED DURING A ROBBERY WHILE PROTECTING HIS STAFF. HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE. WOW. Reporter: FROM REGULAR CUSTOMERS TO EMPLOYEES TO FAMILY, THE DEATH OF BRIAN HARP’S STUNNING. HE WAS A GOOD PERSON. HE CARED ABOUT PEOPLE. HE TRIED TO HELP PEOPLE. HE GAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE JOBS. Reporter: EMPLOYEE AND FRIEND LATONYA TURNER WHO DID NOT WANT HER FACE ON CAMERA WAS CUTTING YAMS YESTERDAY WHEN THEY SPOTTED SEVERAL MEN WALKING IN. BY THAT TIME, HE SAID GET IN A STORAGE. Reporter: SHE SAYS HARP PUSHED HER INTO THE STORAGE ROOM AND SHE LISTENED AND PRAYED. WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO COME OUT THEY TOLD ME TO GET ON THE GROUND AND GOT ON THE GROUND AND SECONDS LATER I HEARD GUNSHOTS. Reporter: HER SON WAS ALSO THERE. I DIDN’T KNOW IF IT WAS MY SON OR HIM. I DIDN’T KNOW WHO WAS DEAD. Reporter: ONE OF THE ALLEGED SUSPECTS WAS ALSO DEAD. SHOT BY A S.W.A.T. OFFICER. POLICE SAY HE WAS RUNNING FROM THEM CARRYING AN ASSAULT RIFLE AS THEY EXECUTED A WARRANT. SEVERAL OTHER SUSPECTS ARE IN CUSTODY. HARP’S LOVED ONES SAY THAT’S A LITTLE. WHY WOULD YOU TAKE HIS LIFE? WHY ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE WHAT YOU WANT AND MAKE IT? I’M THANKFUL THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO HURT SOMEBODY ELSE BUT MY BROTHER IS DEAD AND HE HAS GRANDCHILDREN THAT HAVE TO GROW UP WITHOUT THEIR GRANDFATHER. AND IT MAKES NO SENSE. Reporter: POLICE SAY THAT OVERNIGHT INCIDENT INVOLVED AT LEAST FOUR SUSPECTS.

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