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