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Man Shot and Killed by a 12-year-old Outside a Johnson County Sonic Restaurant

Booking photo of Angel Gomez

The Keene Police Department is investigating a bizarre case where a 12-year-old fatally shot a 32-year-old man.

On the night of May 13, 2023, multiple emergency responders from Keene Fire Department and Police Department were dispatched to the Sonic on 301 S. Old Betsy Road for a shooting call.

When Keene officers arrived on-scene, they found an adult male lying in the parking lot having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Paramedics called for a CareFlite helicopter to airlift the victim to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim was identified as 32-year-old Matthew Davis of Keene.  

The investigation determined that the suspect, 20-year-old Angel Gomez of Fort Worth arrived at Sonic with other occupants in his vehicle.  Gomez began being disorderly in the parking lot and was confronted by the victim, who was a Sonic employee. The argument soon became physical.

During the altercation, a 12-year-old boy and a passenger in the suspect's vehicle, retrieved a firearm and fired multiple shots, striking the victim.

Gomez and the juvenile then fled the area.  While the investigation was on-going, Gomez returned to the scene where he was taken into custody.  Further investigation led officers to a location in Rio Vista, Texas, about 13 miles from the Sonic, where they were able to locate the juvenile and recover several firearms.  The juvenile was taken into custody.

Both Gomez and the juvenile were charged with murder.

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