Texas Man Claims He Killed His Ex-Husband to Kill His Girlfriend during Child Custody Argument


A Texas man shot and killed his girlfriend’s ex-husband during a dispute over a child in newly-released video. 

Kyle Carruth claims self defense and has not been arrested over the incident, which happened when Chad Read got into an argument with his ex-wife, Christina, over what time he was supposed to pick up their son.

After Chad arrived at their Lubbock home, Carruth was joined by Christina and told him to go. Carruth went in as the argument heated.

“Where is my son?”Chad asked.

“I am about to go get him,”Christina said. 

“I’ll go get him. I am supposed to have him at 3:15. I get him at 3:15. If you want to see him, you see him up until 3:15,”Chad stated.

Carruth suddenly returned outside with a rifle. Both men reached for the weapon and fought for it.

Carruth fired two shots into the ground before moving back and firing two more.

“I told all y’all to leave!” Carruth said.

The video was taken by Chad’s widow, who said in an interview that she never could have imagined she would be recording her husband’s death.

“I thought it was like a stun gun or a taser gun or something. Who’s going to bring out — they’re having a discussion about a custody thing,”The widow spoke.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.