A Texas father was fatally shot when he went to confront the dad and mom of a teen who had been cyberbullying his daughter, his family members reported.
Brandon Curtis, 35, of Houston experienced hoped to put an conclude to the harassing messages that a boy had been sending his 15-yr-previous daughter for 9 months, information station KTRK reported.
“When he left from here, my husband went to go resolve the issue. He wished to go talk to the father or mother,” Curtis’ wife, Shantal Harris, informed the news station.
Curtis experienced spoken to the boy’s father right before, but he went in excess of with his daughter and son to handle the problem once more Friday evening at the household in the Humble space.
Even though exterior the home, the confrontation escalated to violence, KTRK reported.
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A 20-calendar year-outdated male instructed law enforcement that Curtis hit his more youthful brother, the outlet documented.
He claimed he then pulled out a gun to defend the teen boy and shot Curtis, who was pronounced lifeless at the scene, the outlet documented.
But Curtis’ loved ones strongly denies that he would have turn out to be actual physical with the boy.
“My brother would by no means put a hand on a youngster,” Curtis’ sister, Jeran Perkins, informed the information station. “We want justice.”
Curtis’ spouse also denied that he would have develop into violent.
“I know my husband. My spouse is not like that,” she reported, introducing, “For them to claim self-defense, it is sickening.”
No fees have been filed towards the shooter.
The case will be referred to a grand jury when the investigation is entire, the Laredo Early morning Times documented.