15-year-old lady shot and killed as she walked canine in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A teen lady was shot and killed whereas out strolling her canine in her southwest Houston neighborhood, police say. Her household informed ABC13 the sufferer is 15-year-old Diamond Alvarez, who was a sophomore scholar at Madison Excessive Faculty.

It occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at 15400 Park Manor close to Markwood Lane.

Police informed ABC13 that residents stated they heard gun pictures together with a member of the family of Alvarez.

Members of the family knew Alvarez was out strolling her canine named “Peanut,” in order that they grew to become apprehensive when the canine returned with out her they usually went to search for her.

Her mom Anna Machado stated she discovered her daughter shot a number of occasions, at an open greenspace of their neighborhood, only a couple blocks from their dwelling.

“She was nonetheless respiration,” Machado stated recalling the second she discovered her daughter. “I gave her CPR, however she did not come again.”

A makeshift memorial grows the place Alvarez was discovered. It is now the spot the place household and associates mourn Alvarez’s demise.
“I imply, the person who did that to her was very chilly hearted,” stated Jovanna Martinez, an in depth household pal and neighbor. “It is not proper. She was a cheerful particular person, joyful. Her household liked her loads. She had lots of people that liked her, she nonetheless will too. She is going to eternally dwell in everyone’s coronary heart. I do not assume it is one thing individuals will recover from very easy.”

To date, police consider this was a drive-by taking pictures and a dark-colored car could have taken off from the scene.

“Come ahead. Communicate up,” Machado stated, “and whoever did it, (they’re) cowards. She did not deserve (this). She did not deserve none of this.”

Investigators are in search of surveillance video.
Within the meantime, they ask anybody with video or extra info to please name Crime Stoppers or the HPD Murder Division at 713-308-9080.

Alvarez’s demise marks HPD’s eleventh murder up to now this 12 months.

NOTE: Police initially reported the sufferer was a 16-year-old lady.

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