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Texas 12-Year-Old Charged With Murder, Accused of Killing Sonic Worker - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

  

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Via:  tacos  •  11 months ago  •  51 comments

By:   nbcdfw (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)

Texas 12-Year-Old Charged With Murder, Accused of Killing Sonic Worker - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
A 12-year-old and a 20-year-old face a murder charge after a Sonic was fatally shot during an altercation with a customer in Keene, Texas.

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A 12-year-old and a 20-year-old are both facing a murder charge after a restaurant employee was gunned down during an altercation with a customer Saturday night in Keene.

Flowers and a cross now stand outside the Sonic Drive-In on Old Betsy Road in Keene. It's a growing memorial to Matthew Davis, a 32-year-old employee and father who was shot and killed while on the job Saturday night.

According to a statement from Keene Police, the shooting happened at about 9:40 p.m. Angel Gomez, 20, went to the Sonic with several passengers and was acting "disorderly" in the parking lot when Davis confronted him for urinating in the parking lot, Keene Police Chief James Kidd said.

The confrontation turned physical and a 12-year-old who was in Gomez's car pulled out an assault rifle and fired six rounds at Davis, Kidd said.

Davis was struck multiple times and was taken by an air ambulance to a nearby hospital, but he did not survive.

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Gomez and the 12-year-old fled the area, but Gomez eventually returned to the scene and was taken into custody. Police tracked the 12-year-old to Rio Vista where he was arrested.

The 12-year-old's name is not being released because he is a minor. Both he and Gomez are being charged with murder.

The restaurant remained closed Monday while neighbors stopped by to leave flowers. Resident Jane Baggett said she felt compelled to do something.

"I wish there was more that we could do, but right now if they could just see that support and love, and maybe, even if we didn't know him, [know] his life mattered to many of us," Baggett said.

A GoFundMe has been started to help Davis' family cover funeral costs and support his 10-year-old son.

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A spokesperson for Sonic released the following statement:

"We are saddened to learn about the tragedy involving a franchised team member in Keene, TX. The franchisee is cooperating fully with local authorities as they conduct their investigation."

Keene is about 30 miles south of Fort Worth in Johnson County.

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Tacos!
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1  seeder  Tacos!    11 months ago

This is insane. What is wrong with people?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @1    11 months ago

welcome to texas...

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Participates
1.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @1.1    11 months ago

...the dumping ground for Biden's illegals.

Angel appears to be a gangbanger....what with all the tattoos and stuff. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @1.1    11 months ago

New York, California, Illinois, or any other Democrat bastion of stupidity.

Or are you trying to pretend this could not have as easily happened at any one of those places.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    11 months ago

... but it didn't, did it. shoulda, coulda, woulda...

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
1.1.4  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.1    11 months ago

Pretty sure the guy with the tattoos is the victim.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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1.1.5  MonsterMash  replied to  devangelical @1.1.3    11 months ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
1.1.6  George  replied to  MonsterMash @1.1.5    11 months ago

Those shootings don't count, because democrats don't hold some segments of society to the same standards as others. It's the soft racism of low expectations.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  MonsterMash @1.1.5    11 months ago

things like that never happen in blue America.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.3    11 months ago

always the goddamned deflections

it's so tiresome

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  MonsterMash @1.1.5    11 months ago

but tacos article isn't about Chicago, is it?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    11 months ago

Let me guess, the gun made him do it.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
2.1  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    11 months ago

It would have been a lot harder to accomplish without it. True?

Many adults fantasize about the righteous justice they will inflict someday with their gun. It’s their inner child at work. Here, we have an actual child, so maybe it shouldn’t surprise us if he didn’t consider other alternatives.

It would be interesting to know if the weapon was legally acquired. Even if so, perhaps it shouldn’t have been.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tacos! @2.1    11 months ago
It would be interesting to know if the weapon was legally acquired.

Legislation didn't stop this.  That's been proven time and again.  What could have stopped this was the upbringing of the kid.  

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @2.1    11 months ago

he's under 18, he won't be doing any time, abbott will pardon him. oh wait, he's hispanic, my bad... /s

 
 
 
Veronica
Professor Guide
3  Veronica    11 months ago

When I think back to when my son was 12, I see him playing football, baseball & video games not brandishing an assault rifle.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1  devangelical  replied to  Veronica @3    11 months ago

who goes to a fast food joint with their family and a loaded AR in the car?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1    11 months ago

obviously this dumbass did so.

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
3.1.2  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  devangelical @3.1    11 months ago

I mean, have you eaten the food there?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  devangelical @3.1    11 months ago

A 20 year old Hispanic guy....................next

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.2    11 months ago

You don't like it?

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
3.1.5  seeder  Tacos!  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1.4    11 months ago

My limited experience was not satisfying.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.2    11 months ago

yes, and in texas, and had an altercation with a manager as well...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.6    11 months ago

yeah some folks get all kinds of riled up over food.

sometimes it is actually funny!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.8  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @3.1.5    11 months ago

it's pretty hard for anybody to fuck up ice cream. pass on everything else. minimum wage is shit in texas and you get what you pay for.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.8    11 months ago

Sonics here don't start anyone at minimum wage. try something else.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
3.1.10  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.7    11 months ago

I remember a story about a woman I think from Florida who called 911 cuz McDonalds was out of chicken nuggets

 
 
 
George
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3.1.11  George  replied to  devangelical @3.1.8    11 months ago
you get what you pay for.

You earn what you are worth.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.12  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.9    11 months ago

I wonder how long it took for the goober franchisees to figure that one out. the one I went to had their drive up window boarded up so that the help could walk thru the door with your food and lean on you for a tip. maybe that was the employees idea...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
3.1.13  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  devangelical @3.1.12    11 months ago

Here, we don't have drive up windows. Speaker to order and then someone comes out with your order when it's done.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1.13    11 months ago

yeah kind of the point of Sonic. Carside service is what they are known for, along with good drink specials.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.15  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.14    11 months ago

why do they have a drive up window then, and why should I tip somebody that hands me my order?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.16  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.15    11 months ago

gee maybe it would have been wise to ask THEM since the answer really seems important.

tipping is a personal choice.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.17  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.16    11 months ago

here, let me help you. they boarded up the drive up window to make tipping the only choice...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.18  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.17    11 months ago

you are smart enough to know the workers can't actually make you tip.

as stated before, tipping or not is a personal choice .

surely "minimum wage" earners didn't pressure you in some way to tip.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.17    11 months ago

so they forced you to tip? 

how much did they take from you?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.20  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.17    11 months ago

how do you think this helps ME?

you had questions about Sonic, not me.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.21  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.18    11 months ago
you are smart enough to know the workers can't actually make you tip.

you're smart enough to know what happens to returning restaurant customers that don't tip.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.22  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.21    11 months ago

well gee, you sounded so disappointed in Sonic I couldn't picture you ever returning.

and besides, you are smart enough to know that no one forced you to tip a dime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.23  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.21    11 months ago

yeah dumbass customers who don't tip aren't very popular.

can't imagine why.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.24  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.19    11 months ago

no. nothing, hence the confrontation with the shift manager. I haven't been back there since last october, and according to someone I know that lives there, the drive up window is now operational after an adverse write up in the local paper about it. the franchisee there was only paying minimum wage to the food runners and was encouraging them to ask for the change on the drive up window orders. due to local reaction it had to shut down for 3 months until the snowbirds came back. tough shit, huh?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.25  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.23    11 months ago
yeah dumbass customers who don't tip aren't very popular.

I've actually worked for tips in a restaurant before. how much should I tip someone to carry my order from the counter 10 feet to my car window because the operator isn't using the drive up window?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.26  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.24    11 months ago

not a problem for me at all. 

I just don't go back to places I don't like. I find it far more effective than whining.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.27  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.25    11 months ago

as I have stated twice before tipping is up to the customer 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.28  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.26    11 months ago

who's whining? I'm not from texas. I haven't been back, along with a lot of locals from what I understand. the buc-ee's 300 yards to the south will probably put it out of business before I can get back there.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.29  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.27    11 months ago

no problem, I realize how difficult it is for you to answer any direct questions here.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.30  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.28    11 months ago

great!!!

sure the franchisee was some thumper anyways!!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.31  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.29    11 months ago

yeah I know you didn't like the answer.

not much I can do about that even if I were so inclined.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     11 months ago

Another sad commentary on the state of America.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @4    11 months ago

I drove back and forth thru that state 6 times last year, and have never been unarmed.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
5  Thrawn 31    11 months ago

Fuckin freedom baby. 

God, I bet the people in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, the UK, Canada, Austria, Australia.... etc. are just wondering why they can't be more like us.

 
 

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