8-Year-Old Little Girl Shot to Death After Driver Chasing Vehicle That Struck Her Mom’s Car Opens Fire


Houston, Texas – An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed early morning, just moments after she was involved in a car crash with her mother.

NY Daily News reports:

DeMaree Atkins was sitting in the backseat of her mother Toyia Thomas’ Honda Accord as it headed east on Sam Houston Parkway when a white Pontiac slammed into the vehicle.


The Houston Police Department and Homicide Division said it believes the Pontiac was being chased by a black sedan as it traveled at a high speed on West Fuqua Street near the Beltway feeder road at 2:30 a.m., KHOU reports.

After the crash, authorities said the driver of the sedan got out of the vehicle and opened fire, hitting Atkins.

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