Teen Shoots and Kills a Woman Before Leading Police Chase in Redwater, Texas

By Epoch Newsroom
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January 11, 2016 Updated: January 24, 2016

At least one woman was left dead in a shooting in Redwater, Texas, according to officials.

KTBS-TV reported that a 16-year-old suspect is in custody for the shooting, which took place at around 12:30 p.m. local time.

Officials told the station a dispute took place after the teen visited a home on Fagan Lane in Redwater. He then came back armed with a shotgun fired several shots into the home from outside.

According to KSLA-12, the teen crawled underneath a house and fired at the house next door. Police said one of the rounds hit 50-year-old Brenda Hardeman, killing her.

Police said that the teen then fled the scene in a stolen car and was arrested a short while later by police.

“I don’t think he had any connection with this lady at all. I think that the person was an accidental victim from what I’ve been told at this point,” said Bowie County Sheriff James Prince, reported KSLA.

“Redwater is a very good, quiet community. I don’t recall anything of this nature happening here in awhile, if ever,” Prince added to arklatexhomepage.com.
Prince said the teen attended Redwater High School.
The teen also reportedly hit a car of a local official after he fled.

“He side-swiped me. I turned around and chased him all the way back into Texarkana and he was driving at least 100 miles per hour or better,” said Bowie County Constable Chris Lee.

The vehicle the suspect was driving had several bullet holes, but police said they’re not sure who fired the shots.

A loaded shotgun was recovered from the front seat of the stolen vehicle.

The suspect’s name was not released because he’s a minor.


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