19-year-old Brian Solis’ was one of a group of 15 teens that attacked a home in east Houston with paintball guns. Their objective: bring the teenager inside the house outside to fight, police say. After the house was hit with several of the missiles, which typically explode with red paint upon contact, the homeowner and father of the boy fired back, but with a real gun.
This is Texas, after all. If the boys were surprised, they hadn’t been paying attention.
Solis was hit, and killed. Solis’ family told reporters that they don’t understand why he’s dead. The oldest of six kids was full of life, and had plenty still to live, they say
Well, not to be unkind, but it’s pretty clear to me why he’s dead: he took part in an attack on a home that had a gun owner inside at the time. That’s why. Continue reading