Man gunned down carrying daughter’s birthday cake

Calogero Duenes, 24, arrived at Chuck E. Cheese for his daughter’s 6th birthday party when a driver, who had driven down a parking lot aisle in the wrong direction, engaged in a verbal dispute with him before fatally shooting him.

A Texas dad was gunned down as he carried his daughter’s birthday cake outside a Chuck E. Cheese, reports said.

According to Police, Calogero Duenes, 24, had just arrived at the restaurant for his 6-year-old daughter’s birthday Friday night when the driver of a car in the parking lot fatally shot him.


The car had driven down a parking lot aisle in the wrong direction and Duenes got into a verbal exchange with the driver before the shots rang out.

Duenes’ two daughters, 3-year-old Marrlow and 6-year-old birthday girl Serina, were already inside the restaurant with their mother at the time of the deadly encounter.


“He ran in and he was screaming, ‘I got shot! I got shot!’ ”, “And I ran out behind him, my daughters ran out behind me, they saw him laying on the floor.” wife Amber Uresti told KTOU-TV.

Duenes was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Humble police said there is surveillance footage of the confrontation in the lot and they believe the person who shot Duenes was driving a black Ford car.

Duenes’ two daughters and their mother were inside the restaurant when he came running in and screamed, “I got shot! I got shot!”
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“He had no weapons,”, “He was holding my daughter’s birthday cake. He had nothing on him. I don’t understand why.” Uresti told KTRK-TV.

The shooting has left the 6-year-old shaken, Uresti said.


“My daughter has been crying,” she told the station. “She slept last night with her father’s shirt, crying until she fell asleep, and it breaks my heart. There’s nothing I can tell her. There’s no words to tell her other than, ‘Daddy is with you in your heart. He loves you.’ ”

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