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Listen In, Lubbock: The Complicated Case Of Chad Read And Kyle Carruth

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Sarah Self-Walbrick
Texas Tech Public Media
Jennifer Read, the widow of Chad Read, stands beside her attorney during a press conference regarding legal action the family is taking against shooter, Kyle Carruth.

A fight over child custody turned deadly back in early November. The shooting of Chad Read at the hands of Kyle Carruth has received national media attention. While Carruth maintains he acted in self-defense, the victim’s family says it was murder. What makes this case so different from other gun-related deaths?


Gabriel Monte, crime and courts reporter, Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Ryan Chandler, Reporter/Anchor, KAMC News

Helpful Links:

Widow of Chad Read makes plea for justice, from Gabriel Monte

Widow of Chad Read files wrongful death suit against Kyle Carruth, judge files recusal, from Gabriel Monte

Records link Kyle Carruth to deadly south Lubbock shooting, from Gabriel Monte

The death of Chad Read: A comprehensive timeline, from Everything Lubbock

Widow releases video of Chad Read's fatal shooting in South Lubbock, from Gabriel Monte

Court records name Chad Read’s shooter, but then sealed after news media report and no longer available, from Ryan Chandler, James Clark and Elizabeth Fitz

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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