Update On Shooting Outside AT&T Stadium: Victim Dies, Charges Upgraded To Murder
Horrible ending to an unnecessary event that did not have to happen AT ALL. I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the Patriots fan trying to break up fighting fans outside AT&T stadium after the Cowboys-Pats game only to get shot in the head by the suspect pictured above.
According to police in Arlington, 28-year-old Marvin Rodriguez pointed a gun at a man during a fight, but then struck Sells in the neck as the victim tried to break up another altercation.
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Records show that Rodriguez is behind bars on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bail has been set at $200,000.
Sells’ family confirmed the decision to take him off of life support in a statement on Facebook:
Via CBSDFW: “All of that was taken in a moment of callousness. A monster showed him no mercy,” said Victoria Gunning, the victim’s sister. “That’s how he was. He wouldn’t allow anyone to be hurt.”
“He was a server of people and that was his last act of kindness that he could give to anyone,” said Gunning.
“Every day, every moment that I’m here without him in my life will be loss, empty, devastated moments,” said Gunning. “It will never ever be the same for any of us.”
Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office records show that Richard Sells died Wednesday night at a Fort Worth hospital.