Brandon Curtis, 35, of Houston had hoped to place an finish to the harassing messages boy had been sending his 15-year-old daughter for 9 months, information station KTRK reported.
“When he left from right here, my husband went to go resolve the problem. He needed to go converse to the dad or mum,” Curtis’ spouse, Shantal Harris, instructed the information station.
Curtis had spoken to the boy’s father earlier than, however he went over together with his daughter and son to handle the problem once more Friday night on the house within the Humble space.
Whereas exterior the residence, the confrontation escalated to violence, KTRK reported.
A 20-year-old man instructed police that Curtis hit his youthful brother, the outlet reported.
He claimed he then pulled out a gun to defend the teenager boy and shot Curtis, who was pronounced lifeless on the scene, the outlet reported.
However Curtis’ household strongly denies that he would have turn into bodily with the boy.
“My brother would by no means put a hand on a toddler,” Curtis’ sister, Jeran Perkins, instructed the information station. “We would like justice.”
Curtis’ spouse additionally denied that he would have turn into violent.
“I do know my husband. My husband just isn’t like that,” she mentioned, including, “For them to say self-defense, it’s sickening.”
No fees have been filed towards the shooter.
The case will likely be referred to a grand jury when the investigation is full, the Laredo Morning Instances reported.