Saturday, February 25, 2017

8-Year-Old Girl Shot/Killed After Traffic Accident

An 8-year-old girl was shot to death after a crash on West Fuqua Street near Sam Houston Parkway, police said.

Police started their preliminary investigation along with homicide detectives around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officials said a white Pontiac Grand Prix and a dark four-door sedan were speeding down West Fuqua Street.

The speeding Pontiac collided into a Honda Accord carrying Latoyia Thomas and her 8-year-old daughter De'Maree Adkins, who were traveling through the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway feeder and Fuqua Street, according to authorities.

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After the crash, the drivers of the two speeding cars exited their vehicles and began firing shots.

Authorities said it is unclear if they were shooting at each other or if they were intentionally firing shots into the Honda.

Police said Adkins, who was sitting in the back seat of the Honda was hit and killed by the shots fired.

According to police, the driver of the Pontiac jumped into the four-door sedan and fled the scene.

Police said they are searching for the dark four-door sedan and the driver of the Pontiac.

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