Couple arrested after fight between parents led to shooting at youth football game in Richmond

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Couple arrested in connection to shooting at youth football game
Kalvin and Brittany Flowers were arrested after a fight between parents led to gunfire at a youth football game at Harlem Road Park in Richmond.

RICHMOND, Texas (KTRK) -- Two people have been arrested after shots were fired after a youth football game in Richmond on Saturday.

Brittany Quynh Tram Flowers, 25, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Kalvin Alex Flowers, 36, is charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office did not provide any further details about what the couple is accused of doing. ABC13 has reached out for more information.

On Saturday, deputies received a call about a disturbance at Harlem Road Park at about 11:50 a.m.

According to the Fort Bend Youth Football League's executive board, a number of parents got into several fights when one of them pulled out a gun and began firing shots.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Shots fired during fight between parents at youth football game at Richmond park

A man was grazed by a bullet and a juvenile was assaulted when a fight between parents led to gunfire at a youth football game at Harlem Road Park.

ABC13 learned a 13-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted and sustained injuries. A man was also grazed by a bullet and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Numerous witnesses spoke with ABC13 off the record, saying there is more to the story, adding that the Flowers acted in self-defense. They would not speak on camera because they said the Fort Bend Youth Football League would not allow them to.

The league confirmed to ABC13 that they would not allow anyone to speak to the media, saying in an email, "We are trying to investigate and allow the Fort Bend Sheriff's Department to investigate. Please allow both parties to get an accurate account of what happened first."

Videos taken of the initial scuffles that show a referee being knocked to the ground, as well as videos of the moment gunshots were fired, were provided to ABC13 Tuesday.

The Fort Bend Youth Football League and Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office separately asked ABC13 to share the videos with them.

The league emphasized that guns and fights are prohibited at all of their events.

The youth football league issued the following statement to families after the incident:

"We want to extend our sincerest apologies to the families of the Sugarland Cowboys and Southwest Broncos organizations who were victims of bad behavior by a few adults. Unfortunately, parents and volunteers cannot behave in a manner suitable for a youth sports activity. The children in this league go to practice three nights a week to showcase what they have practiced every Saturday. As parents and spectators, our job is to cheer for them positively. Today's incident should never have happened at a youth sporting event.

Today, we had parents get into several altercations, resulting in one parent pulling a gun and firing shots. This behavior is never acceptable. Guns and physical altercations are forbidden at all FBYFL events. FBYFL and local authorities will take the appropriate measures to remove all associated with today's incident.

FBYFL does not condone fighting by anyone, and handguns are never to be allowed at any FBYFL event. Parents sign a code of conduct upon registering any child, and FBYFL makes everyone aware of our gun policy, in which we hold parents and guests to this contractual agreement. FBYFL works hard to prevent incidents such as this. Each field must have a licensed peace officer at every game or event. We put rules and policies in place with severe punishments and fines to deter such behavior.

We pray that everyone is okay from today's incident.

As this is still an active investigation, FBYFL will not be putting out any additional statements until the local authorities have gathered all the information and we have access to the full report."

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Kalvin Flowers' bond is set at $50,000, but he remains in jail. Brittany Flowers' bond has not been set.