Disturbing video (below) released by Bowie, Maryland, police shows the moment a 20-year-old man shot and killed a father who was trying to break up a fight that his son was involved in.
In the video obtained by CBS affiliate WUSA9, Mitchell White — a 39 year-old father of two and Amtrak agent in Marlboro, Maryland — attempts to break up a fight involving his son at Bel Air Swim Club.
Suddenly, 19 year-old Deon Warren — who was not involved in the fight — approaches the fight and fires a shot in White’s direction. The person filming quickly begins running for cover.
“He brought a gun to a fist fight that he had nothing to do with,” State Attorney John Erzen said.
Video of the September 2014 incident was presented in court, where Warren tearfully asked White’s family for forgiveness, WUSA9 reports.
“I hope and pray that you all forgive me,” he said.
At the time of his death, White was planning to get married. In a letter to the court, Tanya Wright described her fiance as “an angel on earth,” and that “Deon Warren stole my angel.”
According to the Daily Mail, Warren was sentenced to 30 years in prison for White’s murder.
Watch the moment unfold below (note: this video has been edited).