Houston man, 39, “killed his 33-year-old fiancé in a fight at her home just days after he introduced her on New Year’s Eve”
- Kendrick Akins, 39, was arrested Saturday night by the Houston police
- Witnesses say he shot Dominic Jefferson (39) at her home around midnight
- Shooting took place during a fight that broke out in the parking lot of the apartment
- A neighbor heard a fight and ran to help Jefferson, but Akins is said to have shot fire
- Allegedly Akins Jefferson shot and then fled the scene before the police arrived
- On New Year’s Eve, Akins posted a video on Facebook with a marriage proposal
A man from Texas was arrested for shooting his fiancé near her apartment in Houston, just days after he introduced her on New Year’s Eve.
Kendrick Akins, 39, was detained by authorities Saturday night after he arrived at a police station in Houston for afternoon interrogation.
Investigators say he shot the 33-year-old Dominic Jefferson in the parking lot of her apartment building on Holly View Drive during a fight around midnight on Saturday.
A neighbor heard the couple argue and came out to help the woman, the police told Houston Chronicle.
Allegedly Akins shot the neighbor, but missed according to the police.
Kendrick Akins, 39, introduced his girlfriend on New Year’s Eve (photo). A few days later he would have killed her
Kendrick Akins (left), 39, was arrested on Saturday evening. Houston police say he shot his fiancé, Dominic Jefferson (right), fatally about a few hours ago
The shooting took place around midnight on Saturday in the parking lot in front of Jefferson’s apartment in Houston
Witnesses in the apartment complex told the police that they saw Akins Jefferson shoot down
The police arrived on site and found Jefferson’s body on the floor next to a car with the door still open.
Akins had left the parking lot by the time officers arrived, according to the Chronicle.
Police said they went looking for Akins after he was identified by witnesses as the victim’s fiancé.
Akins then went to a police station to talk to investigators. When he arrived at the station, he was considered a person of interest rather than a suspect.
The shooting took place just a few days after Jefferson posted video on her Facebook with the live stream from Akins who introduced her on New Year’s Eve
Jefferson can be seen above wearing her engagement ring while holding the t-shirt that her fiancee wore when he asked her to marry him
Jefferson posted photos on Facebook with her engagement ring. “I just want to cry God. I am never new [sic] I would be happy and soon marry someone who loves me, I am crazy, my good and bad things and my past, “she wrote
“Nobody deserves to die like that,” said Jefferson’s sister, Charmone Onyeije KHOU TV.
“I’m not letting her die in vain, but I’m going to celebrate her life as we know it.”
The Jefferson family said the couple had been together for about three months. According to KHOU-TV, they had never heard of problems in the relationship at that time.
Police said they were looking for surveillance videos from the area for more evidence.
Akins streamed his proposal live to Jefferson on Facebook on New Year’s Eve.
Family and friends have paid tribute to Jefferson on Facebook
Video posted on Facebook shows that Akins is wearing a white t-shirt with the words “Dominic will you marry me?” On the front.
In the video, Jefferson wears a blindfold and sits on a couch in a living room.
Akins then introduces her by revealing an engagement ring.
Jefferson posted video and photos on New Year’s Eve to document the joyful occasion.
“Happy new year for us 2020, it’s up there,” she wrote in a message.
According to her Facebook account, Akins worked as a cashier at Wendy. Jefferson owned a company called All About BLACC Enterprises that promoted live shows and events.