Killed – Kevin Nguyen (Fort Worth, TX)


One man is dead and another jailed on suspicion of murder in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday night in southwest Fort Worth.

A crying female called 911 shortly after 10 p.m., reporting that someone had been shot in the 3800 block of Fox Run Drive, according to call details.

Officers found the victim, identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office as Kevin Nguyen, 27, of Fort Worth, fatally shot in the street.

A suspect, Mohammed Khaled Awde, 26, was arrested without incident, police said. He was being held Monday night in the Mansfield Jail with bail set at $250,000. He faces one count of murder.

“The investigation revealed that an argument began between the suspect and the victim,” according to homicide Sgt. Cheryl Johnson. “The suspect shot the victim.”

A father’s late return with his daughter after an outing to look at Christmas lights prompted his fatal shooting last month by the girl’s stepfather, court documents state.

Mohammed Khaled Awde told Fort Worth police that he confronted his stepdaughter’s father, Kevin Nguyen, on Dec. 22 about bringing the 7-year-old girl home past her curfew when Nguyen pointed his finger in Awde’s face.

“Mohammed said that he felt threatened so he told Kevin, ‘If you don’t stop pointing your finger in my face, I will shoot you,’ ” homicide Detective E.C. Pate wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit obtained Monday by the Star-Telegram.

“Shoot me,” Nguyen responded, according to Awde.

“Mohammed said that he pulled his gun from his pocket and shot him until he wasn’t standing anymore,” the affidavit states.

Awde, 26, has been charged with murder in the case. He was released from the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday after defense attorneys successfully petitioned to have his bail reduced from $250,000 to $50,000.


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