HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- It's been more than 24 hours since Shannon Pool picked up a loaded gun and opened fire in front of his northeast Harris County home, but he can almost still hear the gunfire.
“It haunted me last night,” said Pool. “It haunts me today. My wife is devastated. I’m heartbroken. It’s not the way society and people should live.”
Pool said he and his wife had just pulled into their driveway in the 7200 block of Fox Star Lane after an evening out when they were approached by two strange men who threatened to kill them.
According to Pool, he told the men to leave his property, and then pulled out his gun and fired in fear of his life. Sheriff's investigators said one man was struck while the other ran away.
Erica Acevedo is the mother of the man who was shot. 22-year-old Edwin Reynoso remains in a hospital paralyzed from the waist down with several gunshot wounds which Acevedo claims are all in the back.
Acevedo said her son told her he didn’t threaten anyone that evening.
“There was no argument,” said Acevedo. “This guy just waved at him so he approached him thinking he knew the guy. That was it.”
Some witnesses have said Reynoso had his hands in the air when the shots rang out. That has a community advocate calling for an outside investigation.
“How can you shoot someone in the back four times not on your property and you don’t go to jail,” asked Quanell X.
Pool said he has no idea why the men tried to attack. After firing his weapon, he found out Reynoso, who's the father of a three year old girl, lives in the same neighborhood.
“He asked me to get his family and to tell his daughter that he loved her. And I told him that he was going to be able to do that. I wasn’t going to let that young man die right there in my arms.”
And even though he lives with the nightmares, he has no regrets.
“I have the right to protect and that’s what I did,” said Pool.
So far, no one has been arrested or charged with a crime. It’s possible the case will be presented to a grand jury.