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Good Samaritan Killed When Confronting Enraged Husband

| by Ray Brown
T.J. AntellT.J. Antell

A jealous husband confronted his wife and ended up killing an innocent bystander who tried to intervene.

Quinisha Johnson of Arlington, Texas, posted a flattering photo of herself to Facebook. It wasn't risque, but her husband, Ricci Bradden, didn't like it, WFAA reported.

The couple argued on the phone, but the issue seemed to be resolved and Johnson went to work at Walgreen's.

But Bradden, who is in the Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, near Arlington, showed up at Johnson's workplace where she met him outside to talk.

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"He was just saying I was tripping, and I wanted attention from other people and attention from my husband just wasn’t enough," Johnson told WFAA. "And I was trying to explain it to him, that I married you. 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 fired his gun towards Johnson's feet and she ran back into the store, where customers and employees were terrified of the gun-wielding man outside.

As witnesses called 911, Anthony "T.J." Antell, an Arlington CrossFit gym owner, military veteran and a father of three, saw what transpired between Bradden and Johnson. Antell went to his car and grabbed his gun, which he had a concealed-carry permit for, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"He went into a protective mode," Pastor Marc Lowrance, an Antell family spokesperson, told WFAA. "He's a father, protective by nature, and he thought he could help."

Antell attempted to make a citizen's arrest, but Bradden allegedly shot him in the head and killed him. Bradden then fled the scene in his car.

He later turned himself into police and was arrested for murder and aggravated assault, WFAA reports.

Johnson gave Antell's family her condolences.

"I just want to tell the family, I am truly sorry and I will never forget this man," Johnson said. "I will never stop praying for his family and I just hope they could forgive me or forgive me for him being in this situation."

An Arlington CrossFit gym owner started a GoFundMe page called, T.J. Antell Memorial Fund, to raise funds for Antell’s family. The page has raised more than $43,000 in 28 days.

Sources: WFAA, Dallas Morning NewsJake Mizell/GoFundMe / Photo Credit: Jake Mizell/GoFundMe

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