Five teens have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose home was targeted in an alleged mistake in a drive-by shooting in Texas.
Two teens, ages 14 and 15, were arrested earlier in the week on charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest, while three others were taken into custody on Friday, the NY Daily News reported.
For his part, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the suspects may have hit the wrong house during a drive-by shooting Tuesday in a western Bexar County neighborhood.
Consequently, the woman identified as Novita Brazil, 25, was killed while inside her home and working on her computer.in a crime that occurred at 12:30 am, in which Salazar stated that the deceased was “completely innocent,” according to WOIA statements.
Also, a woman who stayed at the Brazil house as an Airbnb guest was injured after being shot in the leg. Her identity has not been published.
Authorities also reported finding more than 100 shell casings at the crime scene, Salazar added.
The first two teenagers arrested, aged 14 and 15, succumbed to authorities after a high-speed car chase, which had to be reinforced with a helicopter.
According to Salazar, the vehicle in which the minors were traveling was stolen and possibly the firearms found were already in the car when they robbed it.
“Today it is very easy for criminals to get weapons. There are so many unattended weapons in vehicles… it is heartbreaking that now a young woman has lost her life through no fault of her own”Salazar told My San Antonio.
According to the GoFundMe created for Brazil, which has already raised more than $7,000, she was described as “the sweetest person you would ever meet. She was kind, selfless, funny, loving, adventurous, and had a heart of gold.”
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