Driver opens fire after car crash, killing 8-year-old girl

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HOUSTON –  Houston police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed an 8-year-old girl  following a car crash early Saturday.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. at the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway Feeder Road and Fuqua Street. Police said a white Pontiac Grand Prix was either racing or being chased by a second car down W. Fuqua Street when the white car ran a red light. After the driver of the white car ran the light, a third car slammed into the side of the white car.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the second vehicle came up and fired at least five to seven shots at the third car, which had a mother and daughter inside. The 8-year-old girl , identified as DeMaree Adkins, was struck by gunfire.

The child was taken to Memorial Hermann where she later died. The mother was also taken to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

The drivers of the white car and the other vehicle fled the scene. Both drivers remain on the loose.

The Adkins family shared a go fund me link in an effort to raise monetary donations. A message on the page details the unimaginable loss.


If anyone has any information in this case, please contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.  A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $5,000 is available to anyone who provides information (to Crime Stoppers) leading to the arrest and charges against the suspect(s).



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