12-year-old charged in connection with shooting that killed 50-year-old woman

Neighbors: Woman cared for child suspect

Child relative charged in connection with woman's deaths
Child relative charged in connection with woman's deaths

HOUSTON – A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area.

The shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the Salado at Cityview apartments on Greens Road near the Hardy Toll Road, authorities said.

Police said they were called out to the scene to investigate reports on gunshots. When they arrived, authorities said they found a woman, 50, on the bedroom floor with multiple gunshot wounds.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Harris County Medical Examiner identified the victim, Monday, as Sharon D. Hawkins.

Sharon D. Hawkins was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment in the Greenspoint area, according to law enforcement (Image courtesy of Hawkins' family) (KPRC)

Neighbors said that Hawkins cared for the boy who is now accused of killing her and that the boy lived in the apartment along with another sibling.

The exact familial relationship between suspect and victim was not clear Monday.

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