Brandon Curtis, a Texas father of 5, was gunned down when he took his teenage daughter to confront a cyber bully.
Curtis, 35, of Houston, was hoping to put an end to the harassing messages that a teenage boy had been sending his 15-year-old daughter on social media for 9 months.
Friday evening, Curtis and his daughter went to an address in the Humble area to confront the boy who sent messages threatening to beat her up.
Curtis' wife, Shantal Harris, said she and her husband spoke to the boy's father before.
While outside the residence, the confrontation with the teen escalated to violence.
A 20-year-old man said he pulled a gun and shot Curtis after he hit the teenager. But Shantal and Curtis's sisters denied the allegations.
"I know my husband. My husband is not like that," Harris said, adding, "For them to claim self-defense, it's sickening."
"My brother would never put a hand on a child," Curtis' sister, Jeran Perkins, told KTRK. "We want justice."
After the shooting, family members say Curtis' daughter received a new social media message that read: "We all had a fight and killed dey daddy [sic]."
No charges have been filed against the shooter.