Prosecutors say Richard Hemphill is a “community threat,” according to court documents.
Houston police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex at 7402 Calhoun Road around 4 a.m. Thursday. They found Hemphill’s ex-girlfriend shot multiple times in the back.
Responding Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the 26-year-old victim to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police that Hemphill had harassed her prior to the shooting.
Investigators say he went to his vehicle, returned, and approached the woman’s window and begin firing at her in front of two small children.
Hemphill had asked for a $40,000 bond but was denied by the judge.