Alyssa Reagins

Police seek answers after young woman is inexplicably found dead in street with gunshot wound to head

Police were reportedly called to a “possible suicide”—but a weapon wasn’t found near the slain 20-year-old

Police in Texas are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly found in the middle of the street with a single gunshot wound to her head.

The Houston Chronicle reported that police found Alyssa Reagins, 20, dead on Pepper Ridge Lane in Spring at around 1:20 a.m. Thursday. Though they responded to a report of a “possible suicide,” police reportedly didn’t find a gun at the scene.

Police said Reagins was found two homes from where she lived with at least four other adults and five children between 4 and 11, none of whom were related to her. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Seargent Ben Beall said people who lived with her told investigators that they heard a gunshot and found her body in the street, according to The Chronicle.

“At this point, we’re not exactly sure what happened to her,” he said, adding that they’ve gotten “conflicting stories.”

Steven Johnson claimed to have called 911 and told KTRK that Reagins was his daughter-in-law’s friend who had been staying with them for the past two weeks.

Johnson said it was around 12:20 a.m. when Reagins got a phone call and was arguing with whoever was on the other end of the line. At one point she went outside and, an hour later, Johnson said he heard a gunshot followed by a car speeding off. It’s currently unclear whether Johnson reported Reagins’ death as a possible suicide.

Furthermore, investigators told the news station that Reagins likely knew her killer.

Police currently don’t have a description of the suspect nor the vehicle that apparently fled the scene after the fatal shooting. KPRC reported that investigators questioned and took DNA samples from Johnson, his daughter-in-law, and other adults in the home early Thursday.

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