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    TX - De'Maree Adkins, 8, killed in road rage shooting, Houston, 25 Feb 2017

    Just senseless. This needs to stop!

    Police told ABC News the incident is being investigated as a homicide. Officers are now searching for a dark colored, four-door sedan that fled the scene. There were no suspects in custody and no known motive for the fatal shooting at this time, police said.
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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-fatall...ry?id=45732952
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    Officers are looking for the drivers of those two cars. One of the cars, a white Pontiac, remained at the scene but the driver took off. The driver of the other car drove off. Their car is described as a dark sedan, possibly a Toyota, possibly with front-end damage.

    Thomas said the third car came up after the initial crash.
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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-fatall...ry?id=45732952
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    I'm trying to understand the events preceding the shooting. From what I gather, 2 or 3 vehicles were racing down the road (a possible chase/drag race). The white Pontiac Grand Prix ran a red light and was hit by a Honda driven by De'Maree's mother. A third car (now sought by LE) arrived on the scene and began firing at the Honda.

    http://cw39.com/2017/02/25/car-crash...year-old-girl/

    http://www.houstonpress.com/news/eig...turday-9231159
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    I still don't get it.

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    This is total conjecture, but I wonder if the shooter wasn't racing the first car but chasing it. Poor De'Maree & her mother accidentally got in the shooters way of catching the first car and the shooter took out his anger at being stopped on them. That makes more sense to me than someone shooting a stranger over an interrupted road race, though weirder stuff had happened for sure.

    These road rage stories scare the pants off me. One missed turn signal or impatient driver behind you in the turn lane & suddenly none of the rules of sane and normal society apply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    This is total conjecture, but I wonder if the shooter wasn't racing the first car but chasing it. Poor De'Maree & her mother accidentally got in the shooters way of catching the first car and the shooter took out his anger at being stopped on them. That makes more sense to me than someone shooting a stranger over an interrupted road race, though weirder stuff had happened for sure.

    These road rage stories scare the pants off me. One missed turn signal or impatient driver behind you in the turn lane & suddenly none of the rules of sane and normal society apply.


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    Yes, LE is leaning toward it being a chase; the cars involved were driving down the road at a high rate of speed. But, what is particularly odd to me is that the car that apparently was being chased is the one that ran into the car driven by Toyia Thomas (De'Maree's mother), and then one of the other cars drove up to the collision and shot at Thomas' car. I did read that the driver of the Pontiac fled the scene. Did the drivers of the pursuing car(s) blame Thomas for allowing the driver of the Pontiac to get away? Why didn't the driver of the other car just pull over and resume the chase on foot?

    That's why I left the option open of there being a drag race. I don't know if the drivers may have gotten mad at another car (though in the right of way) that "interfered" with their race. Would the Pontiac driver have fled, knowing that he would be in trouble with the law for causing an accident/disobeying a traffic signal. It would be awfully stupid to be drag racing and expect drivers who were obeying traffic laws to get out of their way. No matter how you look at it, it was very stupid and senseless.

    There is video of an interview with Toyia Thomas at the link below. My heart goes out to her. There's also video of De'Maree. She seemed like a sweet, smart girl. She played the violin. I'm sure she would've gone far in life. So sad to think her life was taken away by someone whose life is worthless but who esteemed his life more important than anyone else's. JMO

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-fatall...ry?id=45732952
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    I hope they find this monster quickly.

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    http://www.khou.com/news/crime/famil...ling/414857399

    De'Maree's father is interviewed in video at the link. No new information, except De'Maree's mother's surname is given as Jarmon.


    Another interview with De'Maree's mother at the following link (audio not working). Her name is given as Latoyia Thomas. There's also a man interviewed at beginning with surname Thomas (De'Maree's stepdad?)

    http://www.fox19.com/story/34608525/...ving-car-crash


    Someone who has info on this needs to have a conscience and talk to LE.

    Was LE able to locate the owner of the white Pontiac whose occupant fled the scene after the crash? If someone was trying to kill him, I hope he will cooperate with LE and provide info on who was chasing him and fired the shots.

    Just a thought ... if the driver of the Pontiac really was the target of a chase and had fled the scene by the time the other car arrived at the intersection, did the driver of that other car believe the Pontiac driver was hiding from him in Thomas/Jarmon's car? That might make a teensy bit more sense, presuming he didn't see where the other driver went. Still, senseless no matter how you look at it.
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    Reward offered for tips leading to ID and arrest of killer

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that his office's Criminal Justice Division offered up to $10,000 for information that helps police identify and arrest those who killed De'Maree Adkins. The original Crime Stoppers' reward was up to $5,000.

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    To be eligible for the rewards, tipsters must send information to Houston Crime Stoppers by calling the hotline at 713-222-8477, texting TIP610 plus the information to 274637, or submitting online at crime-stoppers.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
    Read more at ... http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...d-10962573.php


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    From what I have seen reported, the driver of the Pontiac that crashed left with the driver of the sedan. So it doesn't seem like one was trying to kill the other and the child got in the way. And if Pontiac was left on the scene, seems like it should be easy enough to find the owner?


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    Very sickening! Only a ******* coward would do such vile things like this!




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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    From what I have seen reported, the driver of the Pontiac that crashed left with the driver of the sedan. So it doesn't seem like one was trying to kill the other and the child got in the way. And if Pontiac was left on the scene, seems like it should be easy enough to find the owner?


    http://www.click2houston.com/news/cl...ince-her-death

    That does say clearly that the driver of the Pontiac got into the dark sedan that pulled up, the dark sedan then pulled along side Thomas' car and a woman in the dark sedan began shooting.

    All of the articles seem to have a different interpretation of events. A very odd case.

    Latoyia Thomas said she was on her way home from getting her hair done with her 8-year-old daughter in the back seat when a senseless act took her daughter's life.

    At 2 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the intersection of West Fuqua Street and Sam Houston Parkway.
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    "Houston police announced Wednesday afternoon they have arrested a 19-year-old male in connection with the murder of 8-year-old De'Maree Adkins, who was shot over the weekend after surviving a car crash with her mother."

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...d-10969588.php
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    The suspect has been identified as Jacobe Dante Payton, 19, who is currently in the Fort Bend County Jail.

    http://abc13.com/news/mugshot-releas...lling/1779615/


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