- The Washington Times - Monday, April 30, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A former Target employee who was turned down for a private security license and planned to “cause havoc” was identified yesterday as the man suspected of killing two persons in a crowded mall parking lot before he was shot by police.

David W. Logsdon, 51, had been stopped by the police while driving the car of his next-door neighbor, who police had found dead in her home hours earlier. Police did not say how Patricia Ann Reed, 67, died or whether Logsdon was a suspect in her death, but they thought the events were connected.

“David Logsdon had a plan,” Kansas City police Chief James Corwin said. “And that plan was that he had been an employee of that Target store and had been turned down for a private security license. His objective was to go to the mall and cause havoc.”

Logsdon had applied to the police department to be certified as a security guard, but he had two outstanding city warrants and was denied, police said. It was not clear when he was turned down.

After the officer pulled Logsdon over Sunday, police say he shot the officer in the arm. The officer, whose wound was not life-threatening, returned fire and shattered the window of the gunman’s car.

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