This is a case of “you better be goddamned certain before you pull the trigger.”
Frederick Randle Jr., owner of UMMC Investigations of Cypress, Texas, is a PI and a bounty hunter. Randle was arrested for a shootout in which he and his crew mistook a homeowner for a fugitive pedophile who had a warrant for his arrest.
“…the night before the shootout Private Investigator Randle was hired to arrest a fugitive child predator. After running surveillance and confirming with a neighbor the man lived there, Randle and his two employees went to the Cypress home, finding the homeowner outside.
“We saw him by the driveway. Then he went into the garage. My employee followed him in and my other employee followed him in and all of a sudden the garage closed on them and it trapped them inside. Then from that point, I heard gunshots,” Randle explains.
Randle says the homeowner opened fire on his two employees, Licensed Private Investigators Frederic Siddique and Angel Galvan. He says Siddique ultimately shot back. Galvan was shot in the arm.
“They were behaving in a manner in relation to their training and policy provided to them by the state of Texas,” says Carter.
The bounty hunters thought they were in a shootout with their fugitive but the ‘wanted man’ actually no longer lives there and the homeowner thought he was being robbed.