A 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder for allegedly gunning down a Sonic restaurant worker in Texas with an assault rifle.
The deadly confrontation at the Sonic Drive-In in Keene began after 32-year-old employee Mathew Davis spotted a 20-year-old man urinating in the parking lot Saturday night, NBC-DFW reported, citing police.
Davis approached the man relieving himself, identified as Angel Gomez, and a physical fight ensued, the report said.
During the scuffle, the 12-year-old boy who was sitting inside Gomez’s car allegedly fired six rounds from an assault rifle, striking Davis.
Davis — the father of a boy not much younger than his alleged killer — was airlifted to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
Gomez and the boy fled, but were arrested hours later, the report said.
The pair has been charged with murder.
“We are saddened to learn about the tragedy involving a franchised team member in Keene, TX,” a Sonic spokesperson told NBC-DFW in a statement.
“The franchisee is cooperating fully with local authorities as they conduct their investigation.”
A GoFundMe organized to help Davis’s family said he leaves behind his 10-year-old son and mother.
Davis’s mom, Leigh Anne, works as a flight attendant and learned her son was murdered while on the job, according to the fundraiser.
“Leigh Anne received this sorrowful and heartbreaking news while she was on an overnight. We can only try to comprehend it,” the page said.