/Samuel Reynolds, Arlington Excessive Faculty scholar, shot and killed for defending classmate from bully, police say – CBS Information

Samuel Reynolds, Arlington Excessive Faculty scholar, shot and killed for defending classmate from bully, police say – CBS Information

ARLINGTON, Texas — Police mentioned Friday {that a} 16-year-old Arlington Excessive Faculty scholar  was shot and killed Thursday on the condominium advanced the place he lived for standing as much as a bully in school days earlier. CBS DFW reports a kind of teenage suspects is in police custody within the loss of life of Samuel Reynolds.

Police say it was simply after 4:30 p.m. when Reynolds was shot exterior his house, on the grounds of an condominium advanced. The teenager was rushed to a close-by hospital however was pronounced lifeless a short while later.

The flags have been lowered to half workers at Arlington Excessive Faculty for the 10th grader who police say noticed one other scholar being picked on and determined to intervene. Police say that braveness prices him his life.

Reynolds was a sophomore who performed on soccer groups across the space.

Police say a 15-year-old who was nonetheless in center college confronted Reynolds within the hallway of the Pinewoods Flats days after Reynolds stopped the 15-year-old from assaulting one other scholar.

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Samuel Reynolds

CBS DFW


Police say safety cameras captured the 15-year-old pulling a .40 caliber gun and taking pictures Reynolds. The juvenile suspect was arrested quickly after police watched the video.

They’re offended {that a} younger man was killed for doing the appropriate factor and that somebody gave a 15-year-old entry to a handgun.

“That is one thing we wish a solution for,” mentioned Arlington Police Officer Christopher Prepare dinner.  “We’re sick and uninterested in youngsters in our group coming involved with firearms and possessing them and utilizing them.”

Police say they are going to prosecute whoever made it attainable for the 15-year-old to get his fingers on a gun. Police didn’t launch plenty of details about the alleged shooter as a result of he’s underage.

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson expressed his frustration concerning the crime on social media, saying, “This mindless act of gun violence has no place in society and our hometown group. This was an emotionally robust case for responding officers, investigators and medics. We are going to direct our consideration to how a younger teen suspect accessed a firearm used within the offense.”

Johnson mentioned because the division gathers extra details about the younger suspect they are going to pay specific consideration to how the boy bought his fingers on the “firearm used within the offense.”

Police say the suspect and the sufferer knew one another.

Grief counselors had been at Arlington Excessive Friday to supply help to college students, academics and workers. Directors with the Arlington Unbiased Faculty District say they are going to stay on the campus so long as wanted.

“I am actually unhappy about him,” mentioned Reynolds buddy, Christian Vasquez. “After I came upon about it I used to be gonna cry. As a result of I… he was one in every of my favourite buddies truly.”