Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Houston Police Shoot Mystery CIA Man After High Speed Chase
Tuesday morning Houston police officers shot and killed 52-year-old mystery man, Ronald Vincent Carnaby, after a high speed chase.
While an initial search of Carnaby's Jeep revealed no weapons, after the SUV was taken into custody police claim they discovered two pistols and a shotgun. Now the HPD has several mysteries on its hands. Who was Ronald Vincent Carnaby? A secret CIA agent as he claimed to cohorts and friends? Why didn't the cops find the two pistols and the shotgun, one of which was purportedly "within reach" during their initial search of his vehicle and why did Carnaby run in the first place?
Who was Ronald Vincent Carnaby?
Carnaby was a local enigma who told friends he was a federal intelligence agent. Sometimes he'd allude to being a CIA or Homeland Security Agent. Carnaby was President of the local chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers whose members include former President George H. W. Bush. According to the Houston Chronicle, Carnaby's friends said they had seen him in the company of high level law enforcement officers and CIA bureaucrats. One friend said he and Carnaby had recently attended a party in Washington for retired intelligence agents.
Karate, Knife Tricks, Guns, and Seven Languages
Carnaby had a long time friendship with Houston car dealer Alan Hefman where Carnaby purchased several vehicles over the years. Hefman said that at times Carnaby would stop by the dealership "daily" showing off knife tricks, karate skills, his arsenal of weapons, and the seven languages he purportedly spoke.
Authorities discovered Carnaby had listed his address on his driver's license as a private mailbox at a UPS store in downtown Houston. He had registered the address of his Jeep at another UPS store.
Carnaby's Final Exit
Just what transpired yesterday that lead to Carnaby's death is still being investigated by local authorities. Carnaby had been pulled over near Orem on Texas 288 for a routine traffic stop. He "took off" when the officers learned he had a license to carry a concealed weapon. Carnaby then took the police on a 100 mph ride headed north on the South Freeway then west on the Katy Freeway. He then went south on the West Loop and exited on Woodway where officers forced his vehicle to a stop. He refused to acknowledge the officers nor put his hands up. After the cops smashed his passenger side window he "stepped out of the vehicle, turned around and reached under the seat" according to Houston Police Sgt. John Chomiak. It was then that the officers opened fire on Carnaby. He was later pronounced dead at Ben Taub hospital.
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