( 4UMF NEWS ) Good Samaritan Killed While Making Citizen’s Arrest:
A good Samaritan armed with a gun was shot dead in front of his wife as he tried to make a citizen’s arrest of a man who had just shot his girlfriend in the parking lot of a Texas pharmacy, police said.
The shooter, identified as 22-year-old Ricci Bradden, was able to flee the scene Monday of the Arlington Walgreen’s but later turned himself in to police, the department said in a statement.
Police said Bradden on Monday morning went to the Walgreen’s, where his wife or girlfriend was an employee, and then shot her in the leg during an argument in the parking lot.
Anthony Antell Jr., 35, witnessed the attack and went to his car to get his own gun, then approached Bradden, who had gotten into a vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene, Arlington police Lt. Chris Cook told reporters.
“The good Samaritan tried to stop him, pointed his firearm at the suspect, told him to stop,” Cook said. “Suspect exited his vehicle and exchanged gunfire with the good Samaritan, killing unfortunately the good Samaritan.”
The wounded woman is expected to survive, Cook said.
Bradden was turned in by a family member who took him to a Texas Department of Public Safety office in Hill County. The suspected shooter posted photographs on himself on Facebook wearing camouflage, though it’s unclear if he is a military member.
Authorities say it’s unclear if the good Samaritan, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner as Antell, was able to fire his own gun. His wife was at the scene and witnessed the killing, Cook told KTVT.
“I just can’t imagine going through that,” he said.
Antell, known as “T.J.,” and his wife, Crystal, own the Crossfit Abattoir in Arlington, according to their Facebook pages. The couple appears to have at least two young children.
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