George David Reed Accused of Shooting Daughter’s Boyfriend After Finding him Hiding in Closet
George David Reed has been charged with first degree battery and a terroristic act in the alleged shooting and paralyzing of this daughter’s boyfriend, 19 year old Michael Austin Guzman. Granted shooting an individual is taking matters to an extreme; however, what did Guzman expect was to happen when he was found trespassing in a compromising position in his girl friends closet by a father after being told not to be in the home without supervision? Was he expecting a pat on the back and a calm you can go now?
Authorities say Reed came home and found Guzman hiding in the closet of his 17-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Police said Reed beat Guzman with a pool stick, then left the room to retrieve a gun. Guzman and his girlfriend blocked the bedroom door with a dresser, and Reed began shooting through the door, police said.
A bullet struck Guzman in the back and lodged in his spinal cord, fracturing three vertebrae. Doctors don’t expect Guzman to regain any feeling or mobility below his waist, authorities said. (FOX News)
A terroristic act? Seems that is the case, a class Y felony. That seems to be a stretch. Granted the manner in how George David Reed reacted by shooting his daughter’s boyfriend was not quite the answer. However, it would seem that Michael Austin Guzman is not without blame himself for his own plight. Guzman was specifically told not to come to the residence without a parent home. Read the full story according to court affidavits. Granted shooting an individual is extreme; however, what did Guzman expect was going to happen to him when he was found in a compromising situation with a father’s 17 year old daughter under his roof?
According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, Guzman and the girl had been dating for the past four months. The girl had told her mother Guzman had been sneaking into the house at night. The two were allowed to continue dating, but Guzman was told not to come to the residence without being chaperoned, the affidavit states.
Guzman came to the home that morning while his girlfriend’s parents were away. He parked his car on a dirt road about a quarter of a mile from the home, and his girlfriend picked him up. They then went back to her home, according to court documents. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
Posted August 19, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Crime | 17 comments
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One question left unanswered here…if dad was shooting through the door, what made him think he wouldn’t shoot his daughter?
The fault here is the daughter’s for not minding her father. Sure, he overreacted, but a man’s home is his castle. He should do some time for paralyzing the boy. I don’t know what “terroristic act” means in the Arkansas penal code, but I’ll bet it has nothing to do with terrorism as we know it in the context of the rug heads.
Why did the parents leave the daughter at home alone if they suspected that this guy was sneaking into the house periodically? Seventeen is a little late to start dropping the hammer, but I would have dragged her sorry arse everywhere I went.
Sounds like dysfunction gone way too far to me, but a “terrorist act”?
I am not promoting the shooting … that is always going to get you into trouble unless its a predator entering your home.
However, the fact that this guy was told not to be in this home and he did so anyhow makes him a tresspasser.
What did he think was going to happen when or if he was caught? Dad going to have a beer with him?
Being taken out behind the woodshed was a given.
Somewhere(s) betwixt the pool queue
beating, and the shooting through the
door, the brother needed a V8!
(he could have hit his daughter for
cryin’ outloud! he must have had a
testosterone induced psychotic break.)
In a word:
He’s not a trespasser. She let him in the house. No court convicts him of trespassing when the daughter lets him in the house.
Was there any particular reason that a 17 year old girl was not to have male guests in the home? Was it this particular male that was objected to?
It would seem the parents were overly strict and willing to shoot blindly into a room and their lack of wisdom and restraint in this matter probably indicates a lack of wisdom and restraint in the proper socialization of their daughter.
I’m sorry but this is CRAZY. Of course the guy would not expect the Dad to have a beer with him, but shooting at the kid is going WAY to far. His daughter is as much to blame as the boy. This guy was shooting through a door where he was unable to see his target(so for all intensive purposes he meant to shoot his daughter too), and his target may have required a hell of a lecture, calling his parents and maybe calling of the police, but blind target practice and murder, I think not. Kids should not have to die for doing the same BS kids have done for ages.
#7…I think the girl was not suppose to have him as a guest without supervision…which of coure I HIGHLY understand since we had the same rule for our daughter when she was that age. My daughter was not suppose to have boys in our home UNLESS we were home also….I think thats a fairly common practice.
But…I am still wondering what made the dad think he would not shoot his daughter..or did he not care if he did.
He may have thought he could aim by sound or that the bullet would stop when it hit the guy. Its probably the rage he felt that short-circuited clear thinking and gun safety. These are the type of people who shoot into the air on holidays or do road rage stuff or hunt in unsafe areas. The focus is on the immediate task and not the consequences. Someone has insulted him by entering his home when he was told not to and bullets will find their targets sooner than common sense will.
Sorry to hear that the daughter will now loose her CARING father because of her stupid, childish actions of DISOBEYING her father.
Sorry to hear that the boyfriend DEFYED the rules instructed to him by his girlfriend’s father.
Real Sorry to hear that the father lost his control after using the pool stick on the kid.
After the stick prodding, then it should have been a call to the police to remove the kid from the property. And if he returned…then shoot him!
This kid got off lucky, only being paralyzed. I’d of kept it up with the pool cue until he was lifeless. Though, the remainder of his life paralyzed from the waist down is some very juicy ironic justice. The father shouldn’t get a day in jail, I think his reaction is more than understandable. Mr. Reed is my new hero.
I guess it doesn’t make a difference that the boyfriend was an african-american mix and the father was caucasian?
lisa on August 21st, 2007 12:39 pm
your are an idiot, your blamming a 17 year old girl for the actions of a grown man? I think this guy should be thrown in jail for 10 years and forced to pay lots of money to the injured bf. News flash teenagers defy there parents all the time for God’s sake she is almost 18 a legal adult. real justice would have the father shot in the back with a shotgun for going on a rampage like this.
Michael Austin Guzmán (see Noticias Libres:) is a 19 year-old mexican. I would do the exact same thing if he touched my daughter!! All he wants is to preggo her so family can all come from Mex.!! Too bad he lived. She’s a little slut.
I cannot believe this article or this case. It’s probably one of the saddest most pointless things I’ve seen.
The man is getting charged with terroism because it’s a terroist act, because that’s what terroists do, it’s not about protecting his daughter, it’s about “owning” her. That makes it terroism. She’s almost 18. Something like 95% of girls have had sex at 17.
The father paralyzed a boy for listening to HIS daughter. The guy had a car, they could have gone off and parked in the car and he would still be walking around. Instead, she told him her parents wouldn’t be home. He didn’t know that on his own.
And if you read the whole story, you’ll find that the man tried to tell police the boy kicked him when he told him to leave, so he beat him with the pool stick, then went and got a gun.
The daughter is testiflying AGAINST him. She’s telling police her boyfriend was screaming, “stop, I’ll leave”, and NOT kicking anyone.
She obviously can’t stand her daddy dearest for shooting her boyfriend. She’s not siding with him, she’s putting him away.
The guy HAD a CAR. Therefore, it was the daughter who got him to defy the father, it wasn’t his idea.
In a year, the girl will be in college sleeping with more guys before she graduates.
The father will be rotting in prison for life.
The terroist act he’s charged with carries a LIFE sentence.
This girls decision lead to a tragedy. She invited the boy to her house. After being told several times not to. Her fathers house. Now her father is in prison and her boyfriend is paralyzed. The actions of the dad are not legal. Yet this girl and boy are the root of the problem.