No Charges Against Texas Man Who Gunned Down His Girlfriend’s Ex-Husband in Front of Home on Camera

No Charges Against Texas Man Who Gunned Down His Girlfriend's Ex-Husband in Front of Home on Camera
No Charges Against Texas Man Who Gunned Down His Girlfriend's Ex-Husband in Front of Home on Camera (Images: @LoseTedCruz/Twitter)

Kyle Carruth will not face charges after the Attorney General’s Office convened a grand jury in Chad Read’s death. Read was shot on November 5, 2021, by William Kyle Carruth. The shooting was caught on video.

The Attorney General’s Office presented to a Special Grand Jury of Lubbock County the investigation into Kyle Carruth’s shooting of Chad Read on November 5th, 2021. The case was presented by several eyewitnesses, the family of Chad Read, and new evidence.

After reviewing the evidence for several days, the Special Grand Jury concluded their investigation and decided whether to charge Kyle Carruth with a crime. The Special Grand Jury voted today not to indict Kyle Carruth.

The following is a statement made public by Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm on behalf of Chad Read’s widow:

”The criminal justice utterly failed Jennifer Read, the widow of Chad Read. Chad Read was involved in a heated discussion with his ex-wife concerning custody of his son. The video shows that Kyle Carruth injected himself into that discussion. We believe there was no legitimate reason for Kyle Carruth to bring a deadly weapon to an argument that he wasn’t even a part of. Chad Read died unarmed, shot, and killed while simply trying to determine the whereabouts of his son. The civil matter has been on hold awaiting the outcome of the criminal proceedings. We will now aggressively pursue Jennifer Read’s claims in civil court.”

Carruth’s attorney, David Guinn of Hurley, Guinn & Singh in Lubbock, said:

“First, Kyle wishes comfort and grace to all those close to Chad Read. The loss of life is painful. His deepest sympathies go out to them. Second, we are appreciative of the wise decision of this extremely hard-working, independent, Grand Jury. Rarely does a Grand Jury work for three days on one case alone. Those Lubbock citizens must have learned everything imaginable about every aspect of the case and the people involved. They reviewed a thorough investigation from both the Lubbock Police Department and the Texas Attorney General’s Office, who were complete professionals. I think, between the three prosecutors, there was over 60 years of experience on the case. The two investigators probably have that much as well. People should have great confidence in Grand Jury’s decision. The Texas Judicial System worked like it should. Kyle remains humble and regrets this ordeal beyond words.”



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