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Son of Patrick Warren Sr. speaks out since his father was fatally shot during a mental health call

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 11:08:08-05

BRAZOS COUNTY, TX — Patrick Warren Sr.'s family is speaking out for the first time since his father was fatally shot by Officer Reynaldo Contreras during a mental health call nearly two weeks ago in Killeen.

"He had so much more life in him. I felt like we were on a whole new journey," Patrick Warren Jr, the son of Patrick Warren Sr. said.

A journey suddenly halted, now a nightmare Patrick Warren Jr. and his family can't shake.

"I had no idea that was going to happen. We had to watch him take his last breaths on TV," Warren Jr. said.

It's been almost two weeks since Patrick Warren Senior was fatally shot right before his son's eyes outside their house in Killeen during a mental health call. The Bryan natives are now forced to focus on seeking justice instead of grieving.

"This officer is still able to go out and do things with his family and I am like, 'I'm not afforded the same opportunity so it's a little hurtful," Warren Sr. said.

Officer Reynaldo Contreras has been placed on administrative leave but has not been arrested for the shooting. Texas Rangers are investigating.

"We don't just want him arrested. We want him fired. I don't want him to do this to any other family," Warren Jr. said.

Warren Jr. maintains hope that justice will be served- advocating for mental health and against police brutality every step of the way in his father's name.

"My name is Patrick Warren Junior. When you think of my father, you are going to see my face. I am here. I am going to make sure they never forget who he is."

The local Black Lives Matter chapter is Bryan/ College Station is holding a protest and prayer for Warren Sr. who was a Bryan Native.