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Man shot his ex-girlfriend, killed her buddy, HCSO deputies say

Deputies at the moment are looking for the alleged gunman who pressured his means into the condominium earlier than opening hearth on the 2 ladies.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A manhunt is underway after deputies say a man shot his ex-girlfriend and killed her friend after forcing his means into an condominium Wednesday evening.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies mentioned the ex-girlfriend, recognized as Lioneicia Malveaux, is in vital situation whereas her buddy, Brittani Simmons, didn’t survive.

Deputies at the moment are looking for the alleged gunman recognized as Kentrell Brumfield.

This occurred at about 10 p.m. at an condominium advanced on Hollow Tree Lane in north Harris County.

Court paperwork present Brumfield was out on bond for a home violence case, the place he attacked his ex-girlfriend on the identical condominium advanced earlier this month.

Neighbors reported quite a lot of screaming and yelling earlier than photographs have been fired Wednesday evening on the advanced, investigators mentioned. Deputies arrived on the scene and mentioned they discovered the 2 ladies with a number of gunshots.

Both Malveaux and Simmons have been rushed to the hospital, however Simmons was later pronounced lifeless, investigators mentioned.

“The deceased individual was a friend of a female who lived at the location. She was just there having dinner with the other female, and she didn’t appear to be related to the incident in anyway,” Sgt. J. Brown, with HCSO Homicide, mentioned.

The suspect on this case faces a homicide and aggravated assault cost, investigators mentioned. He additionally has prior aggravated theft and assault expenses.

Anyone with data concerning Brumfield’s location is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Houston.

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Resources for victims of home or household violence

Domestic and household violence circumstances within the Houston space have elevated at an alarming rate. Victims typically undergo in silence as a result of they really feel scared, helpless or ashamed. 

If you or somebody you understand is a sufferer of home violence, listed below are some discreet methods to achieve out for assist.

The Houston Area Women’s Center has a 24-hour hotline for victims of home violence at 713-528-2121 or 1-800-256-0551.

The Family Time Crisis Center will also be reached 24-hours a day at 281-446-2615.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741.

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