A 7-year-old girl was killed early Sunday in front of her family when a gunman fired into a vehicle near a Houston-area Walmart, officials say.
"People who usually commit this type of crime talk about it", Sheriff's Maj.
The sheriff's office released a photo of the pickup truck from a surveillance video taken before the shooting. He said her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was wounded but survived her injury.
"The family should be celebrating and spending time together anticipating the new year and instead they're making plans to bury this innocent, precious child", Gonzalez said.
According the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a woman was driving out of a store parking lot near Wallisville Road and Beltway 8 when a man in a pickup truck pulled up next to her vehicle and began firing inside.
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The sheriff did not provide the name of his employer because he said Arriaga had no long-term, consistent employment at one job. Singh was the first officer with the Newman Police Department to die in the line of duty, Chief Randy Richardson said.
Three other girls were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, according to the AP.
The 7-year-old girl's mother was shot, too, Gonzalez said. Police say they are looking for an armed and risky suspect, described as a bearded white man in his 40s who was wearing a red hoodie.
The suspect, who was still at large as of Sunday morning, "is considered armed and unsafe", Razo told reporters. "They lost a sister, especially during the holiday season".
"We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice", police spokesman Jesse Razo said, Local12 reported. If you know anything please contact us asap.
"Someone who does something like that will eventually talk about it, and we need anyone with information to come forward", said Razo. The auto sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, authorities said. If you know anything please contact us asap.