PASADENA, Texas – Capital murder charges were filed against a Texas man accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old girl after an argument over spilled water, authorities said Saturday.
Raymeon Means, 35, of Pasadena, was charged in Friday morning’s shooting death of Laurionne Walker, KTRK reported.
According to the Pasadena Police Department, the child and Means were involved in an argument over spilled water, KHOU reported. Police added that the gunman and the girl were related but did not disclose their relationship, the television station reported.
Means fled the apartment where the shooting happened Friday morning, KTRK reported. He was later caught and taken to jail.
Police said the girl was shot “multiple times,” according to KTRK.
Police said officers who arrived at the scene at around 11:30 a.m. Friday performed CPR on the girl until emergency medical personnel arrived. Walker was taken to an area hospital, where she later died, the television station reported.
According to the Texas Penal Code, the charge of capital murder is defined under the murder statute and in the commission of another crime, including the murder of someone 10 years old or younger. If convicted, punishments range from life in prison to the death penalty.
It was not immediately known if prosecutors planned to seek the death penalty in this case, KTRK reported.
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