Suspect kills good Samaritan in shooting outside Deerbrook Mall

Monday, March 9, 2020
2 dead in officer-involved shooting near Deerbrook Mall
WATCH: A family is grieving Sunday night after good Samaritan Brian Marksberry was shot and killed while trying to stop a suspect who pulled a gun on a woman.

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) -- Two people were shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting near a mall in Humble Sunday afternoon, police said.

Officers were alerted to a disturbance involving a man and a woman at Deerbrook Mall. Authorities say the man allegedly pulled his gun on the woman.

When officers arrived, the suspect began to run. During the chase, officers shot at the suspect. Officers say good Samaritan Brian Marksberry tried to intervene.

According to Humble police, the suspect shot Marksberry, and he later died at the hospital.

When the suspect fired his weapon, Humble police shot at the suspect. He was transported to the hospital but later died.

"'Somebody's gotta get this guy'... That's exactly what he said.. 'Somebody's gotta get him, '" is what Marksberry told his wife before approaching the suspect.

Marksberry's mom says he was a man with a good heart that always wanted to help.

"Today.. that help got him in trouble," one family member said.

"I just miss him, and now I'm not gonna get the phone call everyday that I always got," said Jacqueline, Marksberry's mother, through tears. "My baby's gone."

Marksberry was a son, a brother, a husband, and perhaps his favorite title, a father. He has two young children, just 3 and 8 years old.

"He was the best father anybody could ever want," his mother recalled. "I'm never going to see him again."

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