A shooting outside of a drugstore in Arlington on Monday ended fatally, due to an overly revealing selfie. Suspect Ricci Bradden’s wife, Quinisha Johnson, told authorities that her husband became enraged when he saw a selfie that she had posted on Facebook. The selfie showed a little bit of cleavage and Bradden accused his wife of merely wanting attention from other men.
Johnson, at the who works at the Walgreens on 5600 New York Ave., told police she was surprised to see her husband there Monday because he was supposed to be in Fort Hood.
“And I was trying to explain it to him, that I married you,” Johnson told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). “You’re all the attention that I needed. And I could feel that he was getting mad, so I tried to walk off, and that’s when I heard him pull the gun out.”
Bradden then fired two shots, one striking Johnsons ankle. Johnson told police that she had run back into the Walgreens store screaming for help and that is when things went from bad to absolutely tragic.
Bradden ran to his truck and attempted to drive off after he shot his wife, when an armed good Samaritan ran up to the truck and ordered Bradden to drop his gun. Bradden then slapped the gun out of the armed Samaritans hand and shot him.
The man that was shot and killed has been identified as Anthony “T.J.” Antell Jr., 35. According to Antell’s Facebook page, he owned the CrossFit Abattoir gym in Arlington.
Antell had served as a Marine and was a concealed-carry permit holder.
It was reported by Arlington police spokesperson Christopher Cook that Antell had grabbed a gun from his car and confronted Bradden. Witnesses told police that the gunman had shot Antell in the head.
Police confirmed that Antells wife was also at the drugstore when he was shot.
Bradden fled the scene and was heading south on Interstate 35 but a relative took Bradden to a Department of Public Safety office near Hillsboro to turn himself in.
Bradden turned himself in after talking with his Army supervisors and confessing to the shooting. Bradden was booked Tuesday afternoon into Arlington City Jail, where his bail has been set at $500,000.
Cook said, “Without having all the details, it would be inappropriate for me to speculate.”
Cook went on to say that the police do not ask citizens to try and stop armed suspects.
“Any time that you can be the best witness you can be, we recommend that,” he said. “Sometimes things turn out like this when you’re trying to stop a bad guy.”