A Phoenix dad is in prison after authorities state he killed a man who aimed to get in a restroom stall with his child.
man’s death. His fiancee, Diana Jackson, says he was just protecting their daughter.
“I’m not mad at him. I do not seem like he did anything incorrect. I like him. He did exactly what he was supposed to do for our kid. You can not inform someone they’re incorrect for protecting their kids,” said Jackson.
Previously this month she says Harris was getting their 16-year-old daughter and two of her pals, who had actually all just gotten off work.
They asked to stop at the QuikTrip convenience store for a soda and a restroom break. That’s when Harris’ daughter says a male, whom cops have identified as Leon Leevon Armstrong, came intruding, shaking the stall door aiming to get to the teenager.
Court files state Harris and his daughter informed staff members. He likewise informed the hired security guard to “look after the situation, or he would do it himself.”
“If you know there’s a recognized problem, why not repair it prior to it got that far?” asked Jackson.
As they were repeling, Harris found Armstrong again, and went out to challenge him.
Witnesses informed police Harris hit, stomped, and kicked the male repeatedly.
Harris admitted to police that he punched the victim in the face, but states Armstrong swung at him first.
Armstrong later passed away at the medical facility. The cops report states he suffered brain swelling, a nasal fracture and loss of oxygen.
“I would have done the very same thing. I do not feel bad at all for his actions. I feel bad that the guy ended up dying in the process. I do,” said Jackson.
Harris is now charged with second-degree murder. And Jackson left questioning when she’ll see her future husband again.
“And now he’s a criminal for protecting his kid? That’s unfair. It’s not,” she stated.
Harris is being hung on a $100,000 bond.
Armstrong has his own criminal history of shoplifting, trespassing, and blocking cops.
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