Man Cleared of Greenville Shooting: 'I'm Cleared, I'm Free' - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Man Cleared of Greenville Shooting: 'I'm Cleared, I'm Free'

"I'll never forget what happened to me and what occurred; it's always going to be with me forever" Brandon Gonzales said

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Man Cleared of Greenville Shooting: 'I'm Cleared, I'm Free'

    Less than a day after being released from jail, Brandon Gonzales says he had no doubt he would eventually be cleared. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    Less than a day after being released from jail, Brandon Gonzales says he had no doubt he would eventually be cleared.

    "I knew I was coming home because I knew I was innocent," Gonzales said.

    Gonzales spent nine days behind bars after being arrested and accused of the Oct. 26 Greenville party shooting that killed two and injured a dozen -- six by gunfire.

    "I'll never forget what happened to me and what occurred; it's always going to be with me forever," Gonzales said Wednesday.

    Man Cleared of Greenville Shooting: 'I'm Cleared, I'm Free'

    [DFW] Man Cleared of Greenville Shooting: 'I'm Cleared, I'm Free'

    Less than a day after being released from jail, Brandon Gonzales says he had no doubt he would eventually be cleared.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    The Hunt County Sheriff's Department released Gonzales Tuesday after discovering evidence they say cleared him, combined with a lack of cooperation from some witnesses at the scene.

    The family of Kevin Berry, who was shot and killed during the shooting, said they learned of Gonzales' release on Facebook.

    "I broke down last night. I was like my son is dead and he don't got no justice," Nakima Alexander said.

    Alexander believes the investigation has been mishandled from the start and said the heartbreak over her son's death has turned to anger.

    "Put yourself in my shoes. You’d probably get a little angry too," she said.

    Gabriel Gonzales, Brandon Gonzales' brother, stood by his brother from the beginning and told NBC 5 Wednesday that the focus should now be on finding the real killer.

    Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    [NATL] Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    A school officer and a student were injured at Wisoonsin's Oshkosh West High School Tuesday morning, when the student was shot after attempting to stab the office with a sharp object. The shooting comes just one day after a school resource officer at Waukesha South High School shot a 17-year-old armed student who refused to drop his weapon.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    "We have work to do to bring justice to the victims' families," Gabriel Gonzales said.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android