A woman trying to sell a PlayStation gaming console on Monday was shot and killed at a Fort Worth apartment complex, while meeting a potential buyer with her son and husband.
Dallas Morning News reports that Rosa Garcia, 37, the mother of five children and two grandchildren, was supposed to meet a man who claimed he wanted to buy the PlayStation she was selling. Garcia, along with her husband and son, waited for the man at the the Somerset Apartment complex, off of Bryan Circle Way, at little before 10:30 p.m. Garcia was attempting to complete the transaction, that started online earlier, when a masked man began shooting her.
Police arrived and found Garcia lying in the apartment complex parking, bleeding profusely. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Taysia Crabtree, a resident of the apartment complex, said she heard exactly 10 gunshots. She said she saw the suspect fall down, get back up, and start shooting again, with a few of the bullets going into walls at the complex.
“We heard exactly ten gunshots. I was counting. As soon as he shot her he fell, actually. And he stood back up and was shooting everywhere and that’s how it went into the wall.”
Witnesses said that the suspect continued to shoot as he fled the scene by foot. Some residents hid in their car to avoid the bullets.
The husband and son were uninjured, but they remained at the scene, crying, until authorities arrived. As of Thursday morning, the suspect is still at large. Forth Worth detectives are currently investigating. Check back with Crime Online as more details become available.
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