Raymeon Means, 35, faces a capital murder charge in the shooting
A 6-year-old Texas girl was fatally shot by an adult male during an argument over spilled water, authorities said.
Laurionne Walker, 6, was shot multiple times and died at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena from her injuries, police said.
The police department in Pasadena, southeast of Houston, said officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex around 11:30 a.m. Friday, NBC News reported.
Police said 35-year-old Raymeon Means faces a capital murder charge in connection with the shooting.
Means fled the apartment Friday morning but was later caught and taken into custody. He remains in jail without bond, police said.
Laurionne Walker, 6, died after she was shot multiple times at an apartment complex in Pasadena, Texas, on Friday morning, police said
The mother of Laurionne Walker, who was not immediately identified, following the shooting death of her 6-year-old daughter in Texas on Friday
The police department in Pasadena, southeast of Houston, said officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment around 11:30 a.m. Friday
People gathered outside the apartment complex where 6-year-old Laurionne Walker died Friday morning
His connection to Laurionne was not immediately explained by police but ABC13 Houston reported Means is related to the person who rents the apartment.
A capital murder charge is defined by the Texas Penal Code as an offense under the murder statute and in the commission of another crime, including the murder of someone 10 years or younger.
If convicted, punishments range from life in prison to the death penalty. It was not immediately known whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the case.
The girl was taken to Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena and later died of her injuries
‘I’m at a loss for words right now,’ Earline House, Laurionne’s grandmother, said. ‘My granddaughter was still a baby. She got shot twice in the chest this morning.’
A neighbor, Mauricio Alvarez, said Means knocked on the door to ask ‘if you have water coming down because the little girl clogged the toilet,’ according to Click2Houston.
He said Means left and he soon heard arguments from the apartment.
‘[Later] he went running upstairs, and we heard like 4-5 shots, and he started running, and we started hearing screams,’ Alvarez said.
Laurionne Walker was left in the care of a relative on Friday so her mother could attend a vigil for 28-year-old Porschia Branch, pictured above, and her three children, who all died in a crash with an alleged drunk diver Sunday night
Laurionne’s mother, who was not identified by ABC13, told the news station that the girl was left in the care of a relative so she could attend a vigil for 28-year-old Porschia Branch and her three children, who died in a crash Sunday night.
Laurionne’s mother was the aunt of three children who died in a car accident in Spring, Texas, marking the family’s second tragedy in a week.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constables alleged that 35-year-old Daniel Canada was drunk with a blood alcohol level of at least .15 when he slammed into the family’s car, causing it to burst into flames and resulting in a seven car pile-up, KPRC 2 Houston reported.
Laurionne’s uncle, Damien House, who was the father of the three children who died in the crash, said ‘All I can say to my sister, ‘I’m here for her.’ I can imagine what she’s going through because we’re all going through the same thing.’