A man accused of injuring his wife and killing a good Samaritan outside a South Arlington drugstore Monday morning confessed the crimes to his Army supervisors, police said.
Ricci Bradden, 22, turned himself in at a Texas Department of Public Safety office in Hill County after talking to Army officials, according to the Arlington Police Department.
Bradden fled the scene of the fatal shooting outside a Walgreens and was headed south on Interstate 35, according to an arrest warrant.
Officials identified the man who was killed as Anthony “TJ” Antell Jr., 35. He owned the CrossFit Abattoir gym in Arlington, according to his Facebook page.
Antell had served as a Marine, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.
Police said Antell’s wife was at the drugstore when he was shot.
The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 5600 block of New York Avenue, near Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, police said.
Bradden’s wife, Quinisha Johnson, works at the Walgreens. She told police that she was surprised to see Bradden at the store because he was supposed to be at Fort Hood. Bradden got angry at Johnson outside the store and fired a handgun twice, striking her ankle the second time, according to the arrest warrant.
Johnson told police she went into the Walgreens yelling for help.
Bradden ran to his truck after shooting at his wife’s feet, according to the arrest warrant. He told Army supervisors that a man ran up to him and told him to drop his gun. Bradden confessed to slapping a gun out of the man’s hand and shooting him, according to the arrest warrant.
Antell had grabbed a gun from his car and pointed it at Bradden’s car, said Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook. Witnesses told police the gunman shot Antell in the head.