The internet is baffled by a horrifying incident in Texas where Kyle Carruth opened fire at his partner’s ex-husband, Chad Read, following a heated argument. The event unfolded in Lubbock, Texas, after a feud regarding Read’s child custody.
At the time of writing this article Kyle Carruth was not charged by the police for killing Read. The former’s lawyers are arguing “justifiable homicide” which was carried out in self-defense.
The heated altercation, which took place on November 5 was in regards to the custody dispute between Chad Read and ex-wife Christina Read.
Chad Read’s second wife, Jennifer Read, has now released a statement reading that he was fatally shot by Christina Read’s boyfriend, Kyle Carruth. She also accused the pair of conspiring “to assault and/or murder Chad that day.”
What led to Chad Read’s death?
Widower Jennifer Read captured the argument, which took place outside Kyle Carruth’s South Lubbock residence. The clip, now going viral online, showcased Read arguing with his ex-wife and Carruth. The latter was heard yelling at Read to “get off” his property.
Chad Read then attempted to enter his home. He could also be seen talking to his ex-wife Christina Read, reminding her that he was supposed to have his son from 3:15PM. Read said:
“I’m supposed to have him at 3.15 but you’re playing games telling me that I have to pick him up at six?”
Carruth could then be seen emerging from his home holding a firearm. He shouted “leave” at Read. The latter could then be heard saying- “use it mother f***er.” Read also attempted to take the gun from him.
Carruth then opened fire, shooting at the ground for the first time, which did not deter Read. The former then fired at Read.
As the video of the potential homicide has gone viral on Twitter, netizens now argue that Kyle Carruth must be put behind bars. A few tweets read:
According to a press release published by Jennifer Read’s attorney, she is now suing for custody of her step-children.
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Kyle Carruth’s attorney David Guinn told KCBD in an interview that the former shot in self-defense. Guinn cited the Castle Doctrine stating that Chad Read was trespassing Carruth’s property.