The case involves Kyle Carruth, Chad Read, and Carruth’s partner, who has been identified as Read’s ex-wife, KXAN-TV reports. A circulating video from November 2021 shows a heated confrontation between Carruth and Read in front of Carruth’s home. Carruth can be seen bringing out a gun and threatening Read, who was unarmed. A physical altercation quickly leads to Carruth shooting Read to death.
In a news release, Paxton's office said the investigation comes after receiving "repeated inquires as to a criminal investigation of a shooting death referred from Lubbock County, Texas. This shooting has received nationwide media coverage."
The AG says it will not comment on the case as the criminal investigation is underway.
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"All criminal cases, including this case, must go through the steps of gathering evidence, reviewing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and other actions," a news release said.
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