A 12-year-old boy in Texas has been charged with murder after police say he fatally shot a fast food employee with an AR-15 rifle.
The shooting happened Saturday night in north central Texas after Matthew Davis, a 32-year-old employee at a Sonic drive-in, confronted 20-year-old Angel Gomez of Fort Worth for allegedly urinating in the back parking lot, KDFW reported.
“The argument soon became physical,” the Keene Police Department said in a statement. “During the altercation, a juvenile also of Ft. Worth and a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle, retrieved a firearm and fired multiple shots, striking the victim.”
The 12-year-old boy, who police did not name because he is a minor, shot Davis six times, police said. Gomez and the child then fled.
Davis was found by police in the Sonic parking lot around 9:40 p.m. and was flown to a hospital, where he later died.
Gomez eventually returned to the Sonic, where he was arrested and charged with murder. The 12-year-old was found several miles away and also charged with murder. Police said they took several firearms from the pair.
Davis leaves behind a 10-year-old son. A GoFundMe has been set up for his mother to cover funeral expenses.
“Leigh Anne is a strong woman of faith, dedicated and hardworking,” the GoFundMe appeal says. “It is imperative that we come together to support her during this unimaginable time of loss.”