Authorities in Texas say they arrested a 12-year-old boy on suspicion of murdering a fast-food worker with an AR-15 weapon. This allegedly happened during a dispute with another adult, who also faces charges concerning the fatal shot.
Confrontation and Shooting
According to the Keene Police Department, the incident took place late on Saturday night at a Sonic drive-in restaurant located in the Dallas suburb of Keene. When the police came, they discovered Matthew Davis, 32, suffering from several gunshot wounds.
A 20-year-old & a 12-year-old went to a Sonic in Texas.
The 20 year-old started urinating in the parking lot.
A sonic employee (man pictured below) confronted the urinating young man.
The 12 year old got out a car with an assault rifle and shot dead the sonic employee.… pic.twitter.com/NQfvIPCyUf
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 16, 2023
He was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, he didn’t make it.
Angel Gomez, 20, is suspected by the authorities of having been at a Sonic restaurant with passengers in his vehicle. According to the police, he started yelling and behaving disorderly in the parking lot. This prompted an employee of Sonic named Davis to confront him.
Per Fox Dallas, when Davis came to speak to Gomez in the back of the parking lot, Gomez was apparently in the act of urinating on the floor.
May 2023. A 12-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been arrested on a murder warrant in the fatal shooting of a Sonic Drive-In employee in Keene, Texas. Matthew Davis, 32, was shot and killed Saturday night as he fought with Angel Gomez, 20, in the parking lot. Davis had come… pic.twitter.com/QVKT3lzN3h
— Southern Man (@MagicBelle1) May 16, 2023
During the altercation, the suspect in the shooting, a 12-year-old boy who remains unidentified and was a passenger in Gomez’s vehicle, allegedly snatched the AR-15 gun from the car and opened fire, according to the authorities.
Davis was hit by multiple bullets.
Escape and Arrest
Gomez and a child made their escape from the location.
After returning to the scene later, Gomez was taken into custody. Following this, the child was apprehended inside a residence where, according to the authorities, multiple weapons were found.
Both are facing charges related to the homicide.
Davis’ family informed the press that he relocated to Keene and had begun working at the Sonic restaurant there two weeks prior. He is survived by a son who is one year old.
It is truly a sad and unfortunate incident, with lives ruined and damage done. This further shows the need for better security and the importance of gun safety.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.