MCKINNEY, Texas – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Texas boy (all times are local):
Police say a 7-year-old Texas boy died after his father’s girlfriend, opened fire as he drove away with the boy and two other children.
Greenville police identified the boy as Green Kaden on Friday. He was shot in the chest and died in a hospital after a witness took him there Thursday afternoon.
The authorities say that the woman accused in the shooting, the 26-year-old Brooke Craig, was arrested early Friday in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Greenville. She is facing a capital murder charge.
The authorities say they led police on a car chase before her arrest. The boy’s father, 24-year-old Cameron Castillo, was a passenger in the car and was arrested for a parole violation.
The police says that the two other children who were in the vehicle are in the possession of the state. A Child Protective Services spokeswoman says that they have a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl who the brothers and sisters of Kaden in their authority.
A Texas woman is facing a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old child.
Police say Brooke Craig was arrested early Friday at a dead-end street in Frisco, a suburb of Dallas, after leading the police on a car chase. Police say her passenger was arrested for a parole violation.
A Child Protective Services spokeswoman says the passenger is the father of the child, but that Craig is not the mother of the child.
The police say they were called to a house in Greenville on Thursday afternoon. At the same time, they were told a 7-year-old gunshot victim was taken to a hospital and died shortly thereafter.
Craig has been named in a capital murder warrant related to the shooting.
Greenville is 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Dallas.