Two men were arrested in Texas after they allegedly shot and killed a man over a dispute about garbage in an alleyway and a newly released video shows the deadly encounter.
John Miller, 67, and his son, 31-year-old Michael Miller, were arrested after Aaron Howard, 37, was fatally shot on Sept. 1, the Abilene Police Department announced.
The neighbors had been arguing about the trash in the alleyway for days before the fatal shooting, police said. The day of Howard’s death, John Miller had gone to throw the garbage out before the situation escalated.
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Police said the elder Miller had a handgun, and the younger Miller went inside his home to get a shotgun. “Someone reportedly went inside the deceased’s residence to get a baseball bat,” but ultimately Howard was killed.
Howard’s fiancee, Kara Box, filmed the heated encounter and released it to local news outlets because, as she told KTXS-TV, “People deserve to know what actually happened and you know they deserve to know John and Michael Miller are murderers.”
The video shows both sides getting loud, with the Millers armed, and with Howard at one point shouting: “You pulled a gun in front of my kids over a f—— mattress.”