CONVERSE, Texas – The family of a murdered Converse teen is pushing back against how police and media have been describing his death.
Zachary Segura, 17, was shot once in the head in a parked car by a community playground Sunday. He died Tuesday after being taken off life support.
“My grandson was a prankster, loved to pop up on us and scare us. And if you needed a helping hand, boom, he was there,” said Ruby Flores, Segura’s grandmother.
Flores’ memories of the grandson she raised don’t jibe with what she’s been hearing about his murder.
“I'm not happy with the way they're talking about it,” Flores said.
Police said Segura and his shooter were struggling over what they believe was a “package” that was put into a backpack. Flores said talking about a “package” makes it sound like it was a drug deal gone wrong.
“That's not who my grandson was. I raised my grandson for 17 years.” Flores said.
Police said they don’t know exactly what the package was, but Converse Police Chief Fidel Villegas said it could have been drug-related.