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An Arizona father decided to “take care of a situation” his own way when he killed a man who attempted to enter a bathroom stall his daughter was in, police said.

Melvin Harris III faces a second-degree murder charge in the beating death of Leon Leevon Armstrong, AZFamily.com reported on Tuesday. Harris was taken into custody earlier this month after the deadly encounter at a QuikTrip convenience store in Phoenix involving his 16-year-old daughter.

The 40-year-old was waiting in the parking lot to pick up his daughter and two friends when Armstrong approached him asking for money. Harris gave him some change and Armstrong went into the store.

The article goes on to state the following:

The 40-year-old was waiting in the parking lot to pick up his daughter and two friends when Armstrong approached him asking for money. Harris gave him some change and Armstrong went into the store.

She then identified Armstrong as the alleged harasser when she spotted him walking out of the store.

Possibly thinking not enough was being done, Harris approached the security guard and told him to “take care of the situation, or he would do it himself.” The guard said the incident was being handled.

The protective father, however, confronted Armstrong about the incident and then attacked him, authorities said. Witnesses told police Harris repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked the man.

Harris fled the scene. Armstrong was taken to the hospital where he later died. He suffered brain swelling, a nasal fracture and loss of oxygen.

Harris was arrested at his home.

The AZFamily report stated:

Harris is being held on a $100,000 bond. 

Armstrong has his own criminal history of shoplifting, trespassing, and obstructing police.

To read the full police report click HERE.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hope the father gets off free. The man who tried to get into the stall would have gotten off with a slap on the wrist ,if that..

  2. Is there a Defense fund for Melvin Harris? If not, hopefully the fiancee will start one. He did exactly what a traditionally conservative man should do. The world is better now that the would-be rapist is taking his eternal dirt nap. God only knows if he would have killed the young woman, too.

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