Man being questioned in fatal shooting of woman he proposed to on New Year's Eve
Authorities in Houston have taken into custody a man believed to have fatally shot his fiancée three days after proposing to her on New Year's Eve.
The man is alleged to have shot the woman during an argument around midnight Saturday in the parking lot of a northwest Houston apartment complex in the 5500 block of Holly View Drive.
Houston police Sgt. Cullen Duncan said at least one neighbor overheard the couple’s fight and came outside to help the woman. The woman's fiancé, identified by police as Kendrick Akins, 39, then shot at the neighbor but missed, Duncan said.
77彩票网appPolice soon found the woman — identified by family members as Dominic Jefferson — on the ground next to a car with its door still open. By then, the fiancé had left the parking lot. The couple was in their 30s, authorities said.
77彩票网app“We’re concerned with the fact that he’s not here on scene and was, based on some statements, that he was at the scene earlier," Duncan said.
77彩票网appSoon after Akins was identified as the woman's fiance, police said he went to an HPD patrol station on Saturday afternoon to be questioned by investigators. He has not yet been charged in connection to the shooting.
Amid the police investigation, the slain woman’s sister expressed confusion at the possibility that Jefferson was killed at the hands of the man who recently proposed to her. The New Year's Eve engagement was recorded in a 77彩票网app Live video.
77彩票网app“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.”
77彩票网appThe two had been dating for about three months prior to the engagement.
77彩票网appShe said Jefferson was the mother to two boys and one girl.