Both a 20-year-old and a 12-year-old from Fort Worth are behind bars after shooting and killing a Sonic employee in Keene, near Fort Worth, according to the local police.
The shooting occurred at 9:40 pm on May 13, when police were called to a shooting at the local Sonic Drive-In and found 32-year-old Matthew Davis lying in the parking lot. Davis was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was flown to Harris Methodist Hospital. However, he was later pronounced dead at that hospital.
One witness said, “A 12-year-old in this day and age had access to a gun to kill someone? It breaks my heart.“
Another individual who was nearby at the time of the shooting said, “We had just ran home to grab something. We were heading to a friend’s house when we heard the gunshots. We were talking about it. It was very scary.”
The Keene, TX Police Department said, in a press release released shortly after the shooting:
On Saturday, May 13 at approximately 9:40 pm the Keene Police Department received 911 calls of a shooting at the Sonic Drive-In 300 block of S. Old Betsy.
When officers arrived on scene, they were directed to a male subject lying in the parking lot having suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Officers tended to the victim until being relieved by medical personnel from the Keene Fire Department. CareFlite Air transported the victim to Harris Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The victim was identified as 32-year-old Matthew Davis of Keene. Keene police officers and detectives continued investigating the incident and were assisted by area law enforcement.
It is believed in the evening hours, the suspect, 20-year-old Angel Gomez of Ft. Worth arrived at Sonic with other occupants in his vehicle. Gomez began being disorderly in the parking lot and was confronted by the victim who was a Sonic employee. The argument soon became physical. 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.
Gomez and the juvenile then fled the area. During the investigation, Gomez returned to the scene where he was taken into custody. Further investigation led officers including area law enforcement agencies to a location in Rio Vista where they were able to locate the juvenile and recover several firearms. The juvenile was taken into custody.
Both Gomez and the juvenile were charged with murder.
A GoFundMe was created to help pay for the funeral expenses of the murdered employee, Matthew Davis. It says:
With sad hearts, we come to you today to ask for your help. One of our beloved flight attendants, Leigh Anne, has suffered a devastating loss. Her eldest son, Matthew, was tragically shot multiple times while at work. He was airlifted to the hospital and where he was pronounced deceased. Leigh Anne received this sorrowful and heartbreaking news while she was on an overnight. We can only try to comprehend it.
Mathew leaves behind an impressable 10-year-old son. Leigh Anne is a strong woman of faith, dedicated and hardworking. It is imperative that we come together to support her during this unimaginable time of loss. Please consider donating any amount to help ease the financial burden for the final arrangements that this horrific act of violence has caused.
We thank you in advance for your kindness and contributions to our friend and co-worker. We ask that you remember Leigh Anne and her loved ones in your prayers as they go through this trying time.
The coworker’s initial goal was $5000 to assist Leigh Anne in taking time off work and coping with the loss of her son through the funeral; however, she has received no assistance with the actual payments for the service; she has chosen a funeral home and received the cost; please donate to the gofundme or send any donations directly to the funeral home. Rush Funeral Home Pineville or email [email redacted]
The funeral will be held on Saturday and the final cost is $15,000 with a transportation fee included to take Matt from Texas to Louisiana, his final resting place. Leigh Anne and the family are so blessed to have donations from so many caring people so that her son can get the service he deserves. We can’t thank everyone enough. The family didn’t have any money and had no clue how they could even have a service, and through the gofundme donations only made this service happen.
Featured images credit: Keene Police Department, GoFundMe
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