Police accuse woman of fatally shooting boy, 5, as he made TikTok videos with friends

Source: Houston police; GoFundMe

Aug. 17 2021, Published 5:05 p.m. ET

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Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in last year’s shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in Texas.

Shapree Monique Stoneham, 30, is charged with murder and accused of shooting Jordan Allen, Jr., in the head, according to Houston police.

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On March 31, 2020, around 10:45 p.m, Allen, who loved ones called “Baby J,” was standing on a second-story balcony and making a TikTok video with friends at his father’s apartment.

Police said the child “appears to have been struck when Stoneham fired a gunshot from nearby.”

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“Everybody ran in the house and the kids’ room in the house,” the victim’s father, Jordan Allen Sr., told KTRK-TV. “So, I ran to the porch, and then I see my son on the ground holding his head asking for my help.”


Allen was removed from life support and passed away from his injuries on April 3 at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Stoneham has no known relation to the victim, officials noted.

As FrontPageDetectives reported, according to court documents, an onlooker told police two women had gotten into a fight at the apartment complex earlier in the day. The eyewitness alleged one of the two involved in the argument was associated with a vehicle from which someone had fired shots before it sped away from the scene. A tipster later led investigators to one of the car's alleged occupants, Stoneham, court papers show.

Prior to police identifying Stoneham as a suspect in the case, the victim’s family told KTRK-TV the gunned down child was loving and happy and they were desperate to find his killer.

"I go to his gravesite and talk to him, and it hurts that I can't talk to him and say, 'We caught the people who killed you,'" Allen’s mother, Tiyanna Jones, said last October.


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