NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Friends of Felix Nieves, 17, gathered Sunday to remember the teen one week after he was killed.
New Braunfels police said the disturbance on Easter Sunday started with an argument between Nieves and his 43-year-old mother. While they were arguing, the woman tried to use a stun gun on Nieves, but he took the stun gun from his mother and used it on her several times, police said.
Nieves' stepfather, George Alexander Coryell, 46, saw the argument and Nieves using the stun gun on his mother, police said.
Coryell fired two rounds from a shotgun killing Nieves instantly, police said.
Those at the event Sunday said the details of the shooting weren’t important. A parent at the event said the community needs to rally together.
"Felix and his two siblings and our children all went to school together. We're all part of the same community," Martha Brandenburg said.
A friend of Nieves, Brianna Morrow, helped organize the event.
"He could make you smile or laugh. He had a great personality. He was just a really great guy," Morrow said.
Coryell is being held at the Guadalupe County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.