2 people, including 12-year-old, charged with murder after Sonic employee shot in Keene
A 32-year-old man is dead and two people, including a 12-year-old, are facing murder charges in his killing after a shooting at a Keene Sonic Drive-In, according to police.
Keene is located about 35 miles south of Fort Worth, in Johnson County.
Matthew Davis, an employee at the Sonic in the 300 block of South Old Betsy Road in Keene, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at a hospital after police found him in lying in the parking lot, the Keene Police Department said in a news release.
Angel Gomez, 20, of Fort Worth, and the 12-year-old have been arrested.
Police said they were called to the drive-in restaurant around 9:40 p.m. Saturday after reports of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found Davis shot multiple times and tried to save him until paramedics with the Keene Fire Department arrived. He was subsequently airlifted to Harris Methodist Hospital.
Police believe Gomez and the 12-year-old arrived in a vehicle at the Sonic restaurant in the evening and became disorderly in the parking lot. Davis, a Sonic employee, went to confront Gomez and an argument between them became physical. During the fight, the 12-year-old, also from Fort Worth, retrieved a gun from the vehicle and shot Davis multiple times, according to police.
Gomez and the 12-year-old fled the area, but Gomez later returned to the scene and was arrested, police said. Further investigation led investigators to a location in Rio Vista, a city south of Cleburne, where the 12-year-old was found and arrested.
Investigators recovered several firearms where the 12-year-old was located, according to police. Both Gomez and the juvenile face charges of murder.