A Fort Worth family was left reeling after a father of four was fatally stabbed outside a youth track meet on May 21.
Quintus Record, 40, was a loving father who was known for his goofiness and total support of his children, said his daughters McKenzie Record, 19, and Destinye Record, 21.
“He was a really, really good dad,” Destinye said. “He supported us and our dreams and the things that we wanted to do. He stood behind us.”
He always attended Destinye’s son’s football games and was active in his kids’ hobbies and extracurriculars. The night he was killed, Record was doing the same thing for a friend’s daughter after the friend passed away. On May 21, he and other family members attended the girl’s track meet at Clark Stadium, at 5201 CA Roberson Blvd.
Inside the stadium, a fight broke out within a group of people, according to a Fort Worth police arrest warrant affidavit. Two people, Cedric Smith Jr. and Kedric Smith, were involved in the fight and said they were going to call their dad, a witness told police. Another fight took place inside, and body cam footage showed Cedric Smith Jr. and Kedric Smith fighting with one group of people while their father, Cedric Smith Sr., fought with Quintus Record, according to the police affidavit.
Cedric Smith Jr. and Kedric Smith were removed from the stadium for fighting, witnesses told police.
As Record was walking out of the track meet with family members, the Smiths’ dad, Cedric Smith Sr., approached him, the affidavit says. He told Record he had come to protect his sons. Record replied that Cedric Smith Jr. had started the fight inside with some of Record’s family members, according to the affidavit.
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SOURCE: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kaley Johnson