Mail Online reported today that Joplin, Missouri resident Kevin Russell, his wife Julissa and their son, Brant, found their daughter and sister, Brooke, lying in the park behind their home on the evening of March 17. She had shot herself in the head but was still alive.
The three immediately rushed Brooke to a local police station to meet an ambulance.
When Brooke fell off a gurney, Mail Online notes that Kevin lost his temper with an EMT, demanding that he do his “fu**ing job.” The EMT reportedly put his finger in his face and told him to calm down.
According to the story, that’s when police pepper-sprayed him and Brant. They were arrested and handcuffed to a bench inside the police station for 3 ½ hours. By the time they got out, Brooke was dead.
The report also notes that Julissa was pushed away from the ambulance and prevented from riding with Brooke. In other words, she was prevented from being with her daughter during her final moments.
Meanwhile, both Kevin and his son were charged with assault, disturbing the peace and obstruction – charges that are still on the table. Here’s the kicker: Kevin claims the police also want him to take anger management. After all, why would someone get so upset as his daughter was dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound?