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Former Marine shot dead while trying to stop soldier who shot his wife in domestic dispute over selfie

By Mason White 1:40 PM May 5, 2016
Ricci Bradden (left) Anthony ‘TJ’ Antell Jr., with his wife 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A former marine was killed while trying to stop a husband from hurting his wife.

In this tragic incident, Anthony ‘TJ’ Antell Jr., 35, of Texas, witnessed another soldier getting violent with his wife.

Antell, who is the owner of a gym and father of three children, was in the parking lot of a Walgreens with his wife when he witnessed the couple getting into a domestic dispute.

Soldier Ricci Bradden, 22, had a gun and shot once at the feet of his wife who works at the Walgreens.

She was hit before she managed to escape and call for help.

Meanwhile, Antell went to his car and grabbed his own gun. He then attempted to make a citizen’s arrest. However, Bradden knocked the gun out of Antell’s hand and shot him.

Bradden drove off while Antell was left to die in front of his wife Crystal.

The soldier called his commanders at Fort Hood to confess, according to the arrest warrant, and he now faces murder charges.

Bradden has only been married to his wife Quinisha Johnson for two months, when the incident occurred.

Johnson said that her husband came to the store to talk to her because he was upset over a selfie that she posted to social media. He argued that the photo made it seem like she was looking for attention.

However, Johnson said that she assured him that she married him and he is the only one she wanted attention from.

“I could feel that he was getting mad, so I tried to walk off, and that’s when I heard him pull the gun,” she said.