Police have charged Christopher George Edwards, 52, with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a weapon after Monday night’s shooting. Edwards is not in custody and HPD is currently searching for him.
When officers arrived to the Cushingberry Motel at 4510 Idaho Street near Cullen Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, a 41-year-old woman was found and given CPR. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Another woman, who is 21 years old, was taken to the hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive.
Police said the victims are mother and daughter, and that the gunman is the mom’s boyfriend in a long-term relationship.
But the mother and Edwards got into an argument, and he allegedly pulled a gun and shot her multiple times, then shot multiple times at the daughter, hitting her once, police said.
Edwards then fled the scene.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Edwards or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.