Man charged in fatal shooting of fiancée on New Year’s Eve
A man alleged to have Friday after proposing on New Year’s Eve has been charged with murder, according to court records.
Kendrick Akins, 39, is accused of shooting and killing his 33-year-old fiancée on Friday in the parking lot of a northwest Houston apartment complex on the 5500 block of Holly View Drive.
77彩票网appOfficers received reports that a woman had been shot following an argument. Akins allegedly shot her in the chest with a pistol, according to court records. A witness said Akins fled to his apartment, but he returned and shot at a neighbor who had overheard the fight and tried to help her.
77彩票网appThe woman died at the scene. Police said the neighbor was not struck by gunfire.
77彩票网appAkins took off on foot after the shooting. He came into a Houston police station for questioning early Saturday and was booked into jail later that afternoon.
He faces one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of murder. Akins was convicted of aggravated assault of a family member in 2008 and has prior felony convictions for possession of a weapon as a felon and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records..
Akins’ bond -- initially set at $150,000 for the murder and $75,000 for the aggravated assault -- was raised in court Monday to $250,000 for the murder charge.
77彩票网appFamily members identified the victim as Dominic Jefferson. Her sister expressed her confusion on 77彩票网app, where just days before, she had streamed their engagement on 77彩票网app Live.
“He just proposed to her in front of the whole world,” she cried. “I want to know why. Why would you do this? You say you loved her.”
The two had been dating for about three months.
She said Jefferson was the mother to two boys and one girl.
Samantha Ketterer contributed to this report.