Police in Houston are investigating how a man who was watching fireworks was fatally shot in the head on New Year’s Eve.
According to KTRK, a Hispanic man who was later identified by his family as Javier Rivera was in his driveway watching fireworks on Wednesday night when he dropped dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Family members told authorities that they had not been firing any weapons.
“They’d come out from their home where they’d had a family gathering to see fireworks that were taking place further south of us here when she reported that her husband just fell to the ground,” Houston Police Department spokesperson Ramon Servantes explained. “She goes inside and calls for help and they find him dead here.”
Neighbor Gloria Patterson told KTRK that her grandson attempted to perform CPR, but “he never regained any kind of movement or anything.”
KTRK’s Sharron Melton reported that police suspected that Rivera was hit by a “stray bullet.” Investigators were searching for reports of gunfire in the area.
Watch the video below from KTRK, broadcast Nov. 1, 2014.
Chris Wallace shreds Ken Starr: Trump’s scandal ‘a much bigger issue than whether Bill Clinton lied about sex’
Fox News host Chris Wallace argued that the deeds President Donald Trump is accused of are more serious to the country than President Bill Clinton's actions, who was impeached for lying about sex.
During a break in impeachment hearings on Monday, Wallace called out Ken Starr's "characterization of this process and what we heard today... he said that the presentation against the president is narrow, prosecutors look through the world through dirty windows, it's slanted."
"And you know, it just seems to me -- and Ken, I see you there on the screen so I'll be talking directly to you -- when you compare this to the Clinton impeachment, which was basically about whether the president had lied under oath about sex," Wallace continued. "I'm not talking about whether this story is true or not."
Matt Gaetz attempts to derail impeachment hearing and gets shut down by Chairman Nadler for yelling
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was rebuked on Monday after he attempted to derail a House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment.
As Monday's hearing was getting underway, Gaetz joined Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republicans member, in trying to undermine the proceedings.
"Mr. Chairman!" Republicans clamored as Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced the witness.
"I have a parliamentary enquiry," Gaetz said.
"I will not recognize a parliamentary enquiry at this time," Nadler told Gaetz.
Undaunted, Gaetz continued: "Is this when we just hear staff ask questions of other staff?"
‘Is he crying yet?’: Matt Gaetz buried in mockery after Nadler shuts down his impeachment tantrum
During a blitz of procedural complaints by House Judiciary Committee Republicans insisting on a ruling that committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) denied, Donald Trump-defending Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) rose above this GOP colleagues with a rant about the proceedings, only to be quickly gaveled to silence by the chairman.
Twitter commenters watching the proceedings were quick to mock Gaetz for putting on another performance obviously aimed at impressing the president.
As former GOP consultant Rick Wilson described the outburst, "Matt Gaetz got put in the corner."