Texas lawyer killed in firefight with cops found with marijuana and penis-shaped pipe


Michael Schmidt.

There hasn’t been a satisfying explanation as to why Michael Schmidt, a successful Dallas trial lawyer described by friends as a “good, good person,” barricaded himself in an Uptown apartment complex and opened fire on police while his 11-year-old daughter sat in his apartment. Probably, there never will be. But a list of the items found in Schmidt’s home obtained by WFAA offers … clues? Red herrings? A voyeuristic glimpse of an unsettled life?
Dallas Observer has more on this extremely strange, wild saga.