WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - UPDATE 4/23 9:44 A.M: New details have emerged following the Wichita Falls Police Department’s investigation into a murder that happened early Thursday morning.
When officers arrived at the home along Kemp Boulevard that Chadrick and Randy Russell shared just after midnight they said Randy told them he had stabbed his son. The arrest warrant states Randy told officers his son, Chadrick, was “coming at him with deadly force” and “he had to stab him.”
Officers said Randy detailed to them a fight that happened in the kitchen where Chadrick had hit him with a kitchen drawer, then Randy said he grabbed a knife next to him and stabbed Chadrick
The warrant states Randy told officers consistently he only stabbed Chadrick once, but that he couldn’t remember much. Officers said Randy told them, “he was coming at me with bodily injury so I struck him. I’m 60, he’s 31. I’m disabled. It was self-defense. Period.”
Officers said the injuries Chadrick had on his body did not match Randy’s description of the events, and arrested him and charged him with murder.
Randy Russell remains in Wichita County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
A man has been arrested in connection to an overnight murder in Wichita Falls.
Randy Dale Russell is now being held in the Wichita County Jail, charged with murder in connection to Chadrick Russell’s death.
Police say Chadrick Russell was found at a home in the 5900 block of Kemp Boulevard with a wound to his chest shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
He was taken to a hospital where he later died and his body has been sent off to be autopsied.
Randy Russell’s bond is recommended at $500,000 but is yet to be set by a judge.
The details behind the murder are not known at this time. Stay with News Channel 6 as we continue to learn more.