A Marine veteran and married father-of-three was shot dead in a parking lot after he tried to stop a gunman who opened fire inside the store.
The Good Samaritan and Marine veteran was identified as Anthony ‘TJ’ Antell Jr., 35.
Antell was at the Arlington, Texas Walgreens store on Monday when he confronted the suspect, 22-year-old Ricci Bradden, according to the Daily Mail.
Antell was a CrossFit gym owner and was visiting Walgreens with his wife Crystal, just prior to an altercation taking place between a Walgreens employee who was the wife of the alleged shooter Bradden.
Bradden allegedly shot his wife in the leg, and then tried to flee the scene. As Bradden escaped to the parking lot to run away, Antell followed him outside and grabbed a gun from his car to stop him, the Dallas Morning News reported. The suspect then turned and shot the Marine veteran in the head, according to police.
Bradden turned himself into the local authorities. His wife has been treated for non-life threatening injuries in an area hospital.
Arlington Police Lt. Chris Cook praised the Marine veteran for his actions and described him as a Good Samaritan, telling Fox 4: ‘Very terrifying for people that had to watch and see, especially the Good Samaritan being shot and killed just trying to help out trying to keep the suspect from leaving.’
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