Brian Marksberry Biography, Brian Marksberry Wiki
Brian Marksberry tried to intervene after police say a man pulled a gun on a woman at a Texas mall, but he paid for it with his life.
According to ABC13, Marksberry “got involved and went after the armed man and was shot and killed by him.”
Marksberry is being lauded as a Good Samaritan and hero.
Who si Brian Marksberry
Marksberry was a son, a brother, a husband and a father to two young children, just 3 and 8-years-old.
Brian Marksberry Carrer
On Facebook, Brian Marksberry wrote that he “worked at Coastal Foundation Drilling,” lived in New Caney, Texas, was from Houston, Texas, and was married to Megan Cannon Marksberry.
Brian Marksberry Facebook
His top post on Facebook was the joke, “Man with Coronavirus seeks woman with Lyme disease.”
Brian Marksberry as a Good Samaritan and hero
A father of two young boys has been shot and killed when he acted as a Good Samaritan and tried to save a woman who had a gun pulled on her in a mall parking lot but ended up being shot by the assailant himself.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Deerbrook Mall in Humble, Texas, when officers were alerted to a disturbance in the mall’s parking lot of a man reportedly pulling a gun on a woman he was with.
When officers responded, however, the suspect began to run. Brian Marksberry, who was with his wife and witnessed the altercation, decided he couldn’t stand by and sprang into action.
“‘Somebody’s gotta get this guy’… That’s exactly what he said. ‘Somebody’s gotta get him,'” said Marksberry to his wife before he tried to intervene, according to one of Markberry’s family members.
Brian Marksberry Death as Hero
The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot, prompting Marksberry to chase after him in an effort to help police.
When Marksberry eventually caught up to the gun-wielding man, the two men got into a scuffle and the Good Samaritan was tragically shot.
Authorities then opened fire on the suspect and wounded him.
Both Marksberry and the suspect were transported to Kingwood Hospital where they later died from gun-related injuries.
Brian Marksberry Tributes
“I know he had a heart of gold and he helped anywhere he could but today just shouldn’t have been the day,” said Jacqueline Marksberry, the victim’s mother, through tears.
“I just miss him,” she continued. “And now I’m not going to get the phone call every day that I always got … My baby’s gone.”
The family friend added that Marksberry was always willing to lend a helping hand, but ‘[Sunday] that help got him in serious trouble.’
NEW: Good Samaritan shot killed while trying to help capture armed man, was Brian Marksberrry. He was at Deerbrook mall with his wife and 3 and 8 year old kids before he took off running after the man who pulled gun on a woman. We hear from his family tonight #ONLYON #Abc13 pic.twitter.com/qrOnz60E8F
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) March 9, 2020
DEADLY SHOOTING: Terrible situation unfolding here in Humble. Man pulled a gun on a woman, ran from police, Good Samaritan got involved and went after the armed man and was shot and killed by him. We are working to learn more. Report at 10pm #Abc13 pic.twitter.com/cODBtlc86f
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) March 8, 2020
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Brian Marksberry of Humble, Texas, was shot dead Sunday at Deerbrook Mall
- Marksberry tried to help women being threatened at gunpoint by her boyfriend
- The suspect fled when authorities arrived, prompting Marksberry to pursue him
- Suspect shot Marksberry during scuffle and police shot the suspect
- Both men were taken to Kingwood Hospital and pronounced dead
- Marksberry is being called a Good Samaritan for his efforts