Neighbor shoots neighbor as dispatcher listens

May 28, 2013 Full story: KHOU-TV Houston 40

TAYLOR LAKE VILLAGE, Texas A father in Taylor Lake Village is demanding answers after his son was shot to death while walking his dog early Sunday.

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nah

League City, TX

#21 Jun 14, 2013
Saying "he was shot four times" implies that the person was shot four times. I recommend for the sake of clarity that you stop saying this.
Brandons Friend

Euless, TX

#22 Jun 14, 2013
nah wrote:
Saying "he was shot four times" implies that the person was shot four times. I recommend for the sake of clarity that you stop saying this.
He was shot at four times. Is that better? And so what that he was walking his dog at 4:30am is that a law that you can't? Why are people still up at 4:30am partying? I could ask the same thing. I am sorry this was MURDER no matter how you look at it. Hiding in bushes? Where are you getting your information because I think you might check your sources
nah

League City, TX

#23 Jun 14, 2013
Brandons Friend wrote:
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He was shot at four times. Is that better? And so what that he was walking his dog at 4:30am is that a law that you can't? Why are people still up at 4:30am partying? I could ask the same thing. I am sorry this was MURDER no matter how you look at it. Hiding in bushes? Where are you getting your information because I think you might check your sources
You say you have heard the 911 calls, yet you still like to pretend that Brandon was just out walking his dog. You are either willfully ignorant or genuinely delusional.

I am sorry but murder is the only way you can see it...because you are looking at it from a completely emotional perspective, it is to be expected from those close to the deceased.

It is quite obvious to me that you are incapable of looking at the situation from a rational perspective.

My thoughts are with Brandon's family that they had to lose their loved one in such a tragic way, and also with the Doctor and his family having to deal with this horrible sequence of events which lead to Brandon's death.

I hope both sides can get through this, also you, I know how it is to lose a friend...it is heartbreaking.
Brandons Friend

Deer Park, TX

#24 Jun 14, 2013
nah wrote:
<quoted text>You say you have heard the 911 calls, yet you still like to pretend that Brandon was just out walking his dog. You are either willfully ignorant or genuinely delusional.

I am sorry but murder is the only way you can see it...because you are looking at it from a completely emotional perspective, it is to be expected from those close to the deceased.

It is quite obvious to me that you are incapable of looking at the situation from a rational perspective.

My thoughts are with Brandon's family that they had to lose their loved one in such a tragic way, and also with the Doctor and his family having to deal with this horrible sequence of events which lead to Brandon's death.

I hope both sides can get through this, also you, I know how it is to lose a friend...it is heartbreaking.
Yes I have heard them and all I hear is the doctor. I hear nothing from Brandon at all in the background. All you hear is the DOCTORS STORY.
GunRights

Houston, TX

#25 Jul 19, 2013
Stand your ground baby. That is what he did. He stood his ground and shot. Case closed.
Timbercove Homeowner

Vero Beach, FL

#26 Jul 19, 2013
Just a way of "thinning the herd" of those who commit crime and add nothing to society.
DP CASSIE

Deer Park, TX

#27 Jul 19, 2013
Timbercove Homeowner wrote:
Brandon was asked to leave earlier in the evening, why did he go back ?
Brandon was nothing but a punk a-s-s kid, no job, no ambition, and still living with his mother and dad while 36 years of age. His history with the judicial system speaks for itself.
Well, so what if he was living with his parents at 36 years old. That does not make him a criminal. The shooter appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. Are you OK with this?
DP CASSIE

Deer Park, TX

#28 Jul 19, 2013
GunRights wrote:
Stand your ground baby. That is what he did. He stood his ground and shot. Case closed.
The Stand your Ground defense somehow did not work for Raul Rodriguez in the shooting death of his neighbor Kelly Danvers in Huffman, TX three years ago. He was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years. His defense was Stand Your Ground. A jury did not buy it. It has always been a joke in Texas, saying that if you killed someone...just drag them over your threshold, saying they were breaking in. This ceases to be funny. Stand Your Ground is a good thing....but some idiots are using it as a license to kill others...whether innocent or not.
littleoleladyfro mPasadena

Deer Park, TX

#29 Jul 19, 2013
Whatever happened to the man in Dayton, TX about 6 years ago who shot and killed a 7 year old boy who had to use the bathroom. His dad stopped on the side of the road and the man across the street shot and killed him. I have never heard the outcome of this. Surely, he must have been charged with murder. I cant see him using Stand Your Ground defense against a small child.

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#30 Jul 20, 2013
DP CASSIE wrote:
<quoted text>The Stand your Ground defense somehow did not work for Raul Rodriguez in the shooting death of his neighbor Kelly Danvers in Huffman, TX three years ago. He was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years. His defense was Stand Your Ground. A jury did not buy it. It has always been a joke in Texas, saying that if you killed someone...just drag them over your threshold, saying they were breaking in. This ceases to be funny. Stand Your Ground is a good thing....but some idiots are using it as a license to kill others...whether innocent or not.
You are comparing apples to oranges. Raul Rodriguez left his ground with a gun and went to someone else's ground over loud music and was found guilty. Joe Horn stood his neighbor's and his ground and was not indicted. However this started or ended the shooter did not leave his ground and go looking for the person who was shot.
Timbercove Homeowner

Vero Beach, FL

#31 Jul 20, 2013
DP CASSIE wrote:
<quoted text>Well, so what if he was living with his parents at 36 years old. That does not make him a criminal. The shooter appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. Are you OK with this?
I just know what kind of guy Brandon was and it wasn't good. He's had numerous run in's with the law, DWI, Drugs to name a couple. He had no job or ambition. I don't think he even graduated from High School, if so it wasn't Clear Lake HS. Maybe the special needs school in League City. Need I say more.
Miles

Dripping Springs, TX

#33 Aug 2, 2013
noway wrote:
The guy that shot him was having a party at that time, had time to go back into the house to get the gun when he could have called 911 instead. They did no test to see if the shooter had been drinking...he was however partying until 430am. The guy was not on the property, Brandon was shot walking his dog on a leash 150 ft from the shooters house. Seems fishy to me.
Brandon was never a drug addict. He suffered from a head injury.
Miles

Dripping Springs, TX

#34 Aug 2, 2013
Timbercove Homeowner wrote:
He was 36 years old and still living at home. He has never supported himself. He's been in and out of jail several times. He was escorted from the property once and had the nerve to come back at 4:30 in the morning. Could he have been on drugs AGAIN ?
Brandon was never a drug addict; he suffered from a traumatic brain injury when he was a teenager.
Miles

Dripping Springs, TX

#35 Aug 2, 2013
Timbercove Homeowner wrote:
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I just know what kind of guy Brandon was and it wasn't good. He's had numerous run in's with the law, DWI, Drugs to name a couple. He had no job or ambition. I don't think he even graduated from High School, if so it wasn't Clear Lake HS. Maybe the special needs school in League City. Need I say more.
You are wrong and do not have your facts correct - quit spreading lies!
Timbercove Homeowner

Vero Beach, FL

#36 Aug 3, 2013
The local police knew Brandon well. He had a history of problems and very familiar with the legal system.
Russell

Spokane, WA

#37 Aug 4, 2013
Timbercove Homeowner wrote:
He was 36 years old and still living at home. He has never supported himself. He's been in and out of jail several times. He was escorted from the property once and had the nerve to come back at 4:30 in the morning. Could he have been on drugs AGAIN ?
And these are sufficient reasons to murder?
Russell

Spokane, WA

#38 Aug 4, 2013
Timbercove Homeowner wrote:
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I just know what kind of guy Brandon was and it wasn't good. He's had numerous run in's with the law, DWI, Drugs to name a couple. He had no job or ambition. I don't think he even graduated from High School, if so it wasn't Clear Lake HS. Maybe the special needs school in League City. Need I say more.
Please do not say more. Your reasoning is flawed.

There is not one experience in Brandon Smiths life prior to his killing, which could provide good reason for shooting him within our system.
It simply does not work that way, and for good reason. So please, say no more.
Russell

Spokane, WA

#39 Aug 4, 2013
Brandons Friend wrote:
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As stated before you must know Brandon's history and so he got in trouble in the past that means that he should be shot four times and die? Why didn't the homeowners wait for the police. Brandon wasnt on the property when shot. Why didn't they go back inside? He wasn't a threat with NO WEAPONS. The police were on their way. Look at the whole picture. This affected many people. Even small innocent children. But I guess cause he was 36 living at home that is okay?
I'm sorry that this happened to you friend. I can't imagine the pain this has cause you and the rest of his family and friends.
Russell

Spokane, WA

#40 Aug 4, 2013
nah wrote:
The truth is the only thing worthy of speaking of in this tragic situation. We should all feel sympathy for all parties involved.
Another element "worthy of speaking of" is the killing of Brandon.
Was it necessary? Was it acceptable? Was it right? Should the police of investigated it?

Do people with a history in the legal system forfeit their protections?

If it had been the doctor who was shot after trespassing at Brandon Smiths house, would Brandon be behind bars?

Because Brandon was Brandon, he was not afforded rights equal to that of the doctor. A killing of the doctor would have been intensely scrutinized by the legal system. This system is not one of honor, but one of extreme bias.
Timbercove Homeowner

Vero Beach, FL

#41 Aug 4, 2013
I'm sure the doctor is smart enough to stay away if told to do so. This just proves Brandon wasn't smart enough to stay away once told to do so. He isn't playing with a full deck, sneaking into someone's yard at 4 o'clock in the morning saying he was walking his dog deserves to be shot.

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