Texas police say ‘it’s self-defense’ and won’t charge man, 20, who shot father-of-five, 35, confronting the parents of a teen boy who had been ‘cyberbullying his 15-year-old daughter for nine months’
Texas father-of-five, 35, is shot dead after confronting the parents of a teen boy who had been ‘cyberbullying his 15-year-old daughter for nine months’
Father-of-five Brandon Curtis, 35, was killed Friday night outside a home in Harris County, Texas
The father-of-five was shot dead after confronting the parents of a teen boy who had been bullying his teenage daughter
The teen was engaged in ongoing ‘cyberbullying his 15-year-old daughter for nine months’, and would not desist even after entreaties, according to the deceased’s wife, Shantel Harris
Police said the man, who shot the victim mutiple times, told them Curtis hit his teen brother, before he went to get a gun to protect himself and his brother from the assault
Curtis, a commercial truck driver, was found shot in the street where he had succumbed to his injuries
Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, said the fatal shooting occurred when Brando curtis allegedly, took his daughter over to the boy’s home to fight other teens
The sheriff’s conclusion is disputed by the deceased’s family who said he ‘never put a hand on a child’ and demand justice
The 20-year-old man who shot Curtis has yet to be charged – police said the man is claiming self defense
A Texas father-of-five was shot dead on Friday after he confronted the parents of a teenage boy who had been cyberbullying his 15-year-old daughter on social media, according to his heartbroken family.
Brandon Curtis, 35, was shot multiple times in the 10900 block of Spring Brook Pass of the Humble area, according to a statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Curtis, a commercial truck driver, was found shot in the street and succumbed to his injuries at the scene, police said.
His wife, Shantal Harris, said that her husband had gone over to the boy’s home because their daughter had been bullied by the same teen for the last nine months.
She claims the bully would send her daughter messages saying ‘I’m gonna beat you up’ and ‘ho I’m gonna get you’, and also posts ridiculing her parents.
She says that Curtis went to the boy’s house to speak with the alleged bully’s parents to try and resolve the situation.
While the deceased man’s wife claims that her husband was killed after he’d gone over to the alleged bully’s home to sort out the ongoing nine-month long harrasment of their daughter by the same teen the Harris.
However, Curtis never came home. Once outside the teen’s house, the confrontation turned violent.
Investigators said a 20-year-old man told them Curtis hit his teen brother. County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez however, said the fatal shooting occurred when Curtis allegedly took his daughter over to the boy’s home to fight other teens.
The sheriff’s conclusion has infuriated Shantal Harris: ‘I don’t feel like it’s right to let that come out like that. I’m angry. I’m angry about it,’ Harris told ABC 13.
‘I know my husband. My husband is not like that.’
Her sister-in-law, Jeran Perkins, also disputed the claim, saying: ‘My brother would never put a hand on a child. We want justice.’
Her husband spoke with the boy’s father about the bullying, and on Friday Curtis, her daughter and son went to speak to the family again: ‘When he left from here, my husband went to go resolve the issue.
He wanted to go speak to the parent,’ Harris told the news station.
However, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the fatal shooting occurred when he allegedly took his daughter over to the boy’s home to fight other teens.
According to authorities, a 20-year-old man told them Curtis hit his teen brother outside their home.
That’s when the man went to get a gun to protect his brother and shot Curtis, authorities said.
After the shooting, Harris said her daughter received another message that read: ‘We all had a fight and killed dey (sic) daddy.’
‘For them to claim self- defense, it’s sickening,’ Harris, said.
Authorities have not charged the man with Curtis’ death. The sheriff’s office will be referring the case to a Harris County grand jury.
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