Marine vet killed by Army private after trying to stop domestic

(Left) Army Private Ricci Bradden and his wife Quinisha Johnson. (Right) Marine veteran T.J. Antell. Photo credit: Facebook

A former Marine, husband and father of three was murdered trying to stop an Army gunman who opened fire during a domestic incident that took place inside of a Texas Walgreens.

According to the Daily Mail, 35-year-old Crossfit gym owner and Marine veteran Anthony “TJ” Antell Jr. was shopping at the Arlington-based Walgreens with his wife Crystal when he witnessed a domestic shooting.

While the Antell family was shopping, 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier Ricci Bradden entered the Walgreens, shooting his wife -who is employed there- in the leg.

When Bradden tried to escape, Antell ran to his car in order to acquire his own handgun but was shot in the head by Bradden.

Arlington Police Lieutenant Chris Cook praised Antell for his actions, calling the slain Marine and father of three a “Good Samaritan” who met his end trying to stop the shooter.

Bradden has since confessed to his chain of command and turned himself in to authorities. His wife was treated for non-life threatening injuries in the hospital.

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    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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