HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A killer is on the run, chargeable for a drive-by taking pictures that price the lifetime of a 20-year-old lady who was eight months pregnant.
With a little bit boy on the best way and a child bathe the very subsequent day, it was purported to be a time of celebration for Jennifer Hernandez and her household.
However, on Friday night, she was shot to loss of life within the passenger seat of her 17-year-old boyfriend’s automotive after they left the Shell gasoline station on Airtex Drive. Her unborn youngster didn’t survive, in line with deputies.
“She was on the cellphone together with her mother and stored saying, ‘I am not going to make it, Mother,'” Rick, a witness who known as the police and ran to assist, stated. “I known as 911 and instructed them get the ambulance as a result of she was shot within the face.”
Rick stated he heard about seven gunshots and noticed the suspects’ automotive, which is described as a white four-door sedan with tinted home windows and paper plates, velocity by.
“(Suspect’s automobile) simply flew off. It simply stored on going,” Rick stated. “Like they did not wish to be a part of it. Understandably, they do not wish to be a part of it as a result of they do not wish to be caught for the ignorance they did.”
Hernandez was on the cellphone together with her mom as Rick tried to assist, however he stated he might inform from her accidents there was solely a lot he might do.
“Her mother stored saying, ‘The place are you, the place are you?'” Rick stated. “I instructed her the realm we have been at and the cross avenue. I stated, ‘That is the place we’re. Get right here as a result of I do not assume she’s going to make it. She’s telling you she’s not going to make It. I’m fairly certain she’s not going to make it.'”
Her boyfriend was additionally shot however survived.
“He rolled out of the automotive, the again door, and stored saying, ‘Please assist my girlfriend, please assist my girlfriend,'” Rick stated.
One other witness, who desires to remain nameless, instructed ABC13 that the injured boyfriend was sporting a ski masks.
“It is black. It covers his head all the best way all the way down to his brow,” the witness stated. “You have been solely in a position to see his eyes. It comes all the best way all the way down to his chin space.”
When requested about this, the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace tells ABC13 that he was sporting a masks for COVID-19 well being causes. As deputies’ seek for the shooter and a motive, Hernandez’s household waits for justice, for each the mom-to-be and her unborn youngster, who was purported to be the primary grandbaby of the household.
“Nonetheless having a tough time processing that,” Rick stated. “I want there was extra I might do, however there wasn’t.”
If anybody has any info relating to the homicide of Jennifer Hernandez, they’re requested to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace Murder Unit at 713-274-9100, or they’ll keep nameless by calling Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
A household buddy has created a GoFundMe to assist with funeral bills.
Copyright © 2022 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.