A 19-year-old mother-of-one, Lee Kendra Childs was shot and killed in Houston, Texas, yesterday, in a shooting at her apartment complex, a day before her birthday.
#RIPKendra has been trending on social media today after a 19-year-old young lady named Lee Kendra Childs, was shot and killed in Houston, Texas on Tuesday afternoon, Sep. 13, in a drive-by shooting at an east Houston apartment complex, just a day to her 20th birthday.
The deceased’s boyfriend came home to find his girlfriend and mother of a 2-year-old daughter shot to death in a bedroom in their second-story apartment. The boyfriend quickly ran out of the home to seek help and called the police, Sgt. Mark Holbrook, of HPD’s Homicide Division, said.
According to police, witnesses saw someone in a newer-model, black Chevrolet Camaro with standard rims and tinted windows firing multiple rounds into the apartment.
Childs, who was a cashier at Walmart, was described by her cousin Angel Woodward as an all-around amazing person. “She lit up the room and was one of a kind. She would do anything for her daughter,” Woodward said.
Woodward told authorities her cousin’s death is shocking because she didn’t have beef with anyone, to her knowledge.
Childs’ 20th birthday would have been today (Wednesday, September 14th). On the same day as her shooting, she wrote on Twitter about how excited she was about her birthday.
Meanwhile, Childs’ boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend is being accused of the murder on social media.
Facebook user, Quoyaa Taylor is accusing Childs’ boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend with being involved in the shooting that took the 19-year-old’s life.
According to Taylor, Childs and the ex-girlfriend had recently got into a fight, which could have led to the murder. “Kendra whooped this girl so she plotted on her and brought the tool out. this hoe grime #RIPKENDRA,” wrote Taylor in a separate message. “Did you really think this N***a would be with you after you killed his bm ? B*tch come back to real life THIS IS NOT A LIFETIME MOVIE #RIPKENDRA,” she wrote in another post.
Other users on social media have also called the ex-girlfriend out over Childs’ death.