An argument over spilled water turned deadly and the shooter tried to flee the scene, but authorities said the man has been caught and charged with capital murder in the death of a 6-year-old girl.
The murdered girl, Laurionne Walker, was left in the care of a relative as her mother attended a family vigil before the shooting, authorities said.
Raymeon Means, 35, is related to the renter of the apartment where the shooting happened, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
The shooting happened on March 19 at an apartment in Pasadena, Texas. The town is located outside of Houston.
After the shooting, Means fled the apartment, according to ABC 13 .
Walker was shot multiple times in the apartment, police said. When officers arrived, they performed CPR until Emergency Medical Services rushed her to the hospital, police said.
She died at the hospital. Her mother identified her at the hospital, police said.
The girl’s mother said Laurionne was left in the care of a relative so she could attend the vigil of Porsha Branch and her three children, who all died in a crash in Spring, Texas, on March 14, per ABC 13.
Laurionne’s mother is the aunt of the three children who died in the crash, according to ABC 13.
After fleeing the apartment, Means was later caught and taken to jail and remains there without bond, according to authorities.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has charged Means with capital murder, according to authorities. Capital murder is defined as an offense defined under the murder statute and in the commission of another crime, including the murder of someone ten years old or younger.
If Means is convicted, the punishments range from life in prison to the death penalty. Prosecutors have not said if they plan on seeking the death penalty in this case or not.