Texas Mother Fatally Shoots Daughter’s Abusive Boyfriend After He Allegedly Dared Her, Saying, ‘Just Go Ahead and Shoot Me!’

Photo Credit: Dallas County Sheriff

A mother from Texas has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting her daughter’s abusive boyfriend during a heated altercation in which he reportedly shouted,

“Just shoot me,”

reports the NY Post

Patricia Conlon, aged 49, visited the Dallas home of Joshua Troutte on Sunday after her daughter revealed that she was ending their nearly two-year-long abusive relationship due to his continued violent behavior.

According to law enforcement documents cited by Fox 4, Troutte’s roommate told police that he witnessed Conlon entering the residence armed and initiating an argument, during which Troutte yelled the aforementioned phrase. The roommate further stated that he heard multiple gunshots, eventually finding Troutte deceased in the bathroom. 

When questioned by the police, Conlon claimed that her original intention was to hold Troutte at gunpoint until the authorities arrived to apprehend him for hitting her daughter above the eye with a phone. However, she admitted to the fatal shooting, insisting that she acted in self-defense after Troutte physically restrained her by grabbing her arm and pulling her hair, she told police. 

The police, however, disputed Conlon’s claim of self-defense. They pointed out that she had tried to hold Troutte at gunpoint and regarded her use of deadly force as


according to the affidavit. Conlon was immediately arrested and charged with murder.

According to local reports, Troutte had an extensive criminal background, including a prior guilty plea for assault and family violence in 2018.

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