The family of a Wichita Falls shooting victim is speaking out and calling for justice. Family members of Rocky Joe Buckley, 32, gathered at a home on Kitty Street to read a statement and answer questions.
Wichita Falls police said the shooting investigating has turned into a murder investigation.
Officers were called to the 4700 block of Karla St. just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The caller said he shot someone.
When police arrived, numerous people were standing around the yard and driveway. They found Buckley lying on the ground.
First responders arrived as well as back up officers who were called to handle the crowd.
The shooter was also still on scene.
Police said there was an ongoing argument between the two men. Buckley had come to the home to confront the resident. The resident said he felt threatened and feared for his safety when Buckley charged him. He shot the Buckley one time in the abdomen. First responders took Buckley to United Regional, where he died from his wound.
Buckley's family tells a different story. They described the shooter as a family friend who had invited Buckley to his home to pick something up. According to family members, Buckley also brought his 15-year-old daughter along with him.
Family members said it was ridiculous to think Rocky had charged the shooter. Marcus Buckley, the victim's brother, said, "We'd like the public to be aware that the man who shot and killed a loving father of four is free and living at the same house on Karla street." Marcus Buckley also said an arrest and charges can't come fast enough.
The body has been sent to Tarrant Co. Medical Examiner's office for autopsy.
All witnesses were interviewed, as of 10:00 p.m. Friday no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.