Woman with disability fatally shot while sleeping in bed in NW Harris County, deputies say

Woman with disability fatally shot while sleeping in bed in NW Harris County, deputies say
Woman with disability fatally shot while sleeping in bed in NW Harris County, deputies say

CYPRESS, Texas – Harris County Sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating a shooting that left a 20-year-old woman with cerebral palsy dead inside a home in northwest Harris County.

Deputies said the shooting happened in the 11220 block of Timber Crest around 11:10 p.m.

Neighbor Nikki Temple brought over a candle and some flowers to share her condolences with the Rhodd family. “I feel devastated, I just feel sick to my stomach,” said Temple.

Detectives say a group of assailants surrounded the Rhodd family’s home and opened fire with at least a rifle, shotgun and pistol.

“You know I heard it happening, who would think that you would hear it happening and someone’s being killed, a young girl in her bed,” said Temple.

As the gunfire erupted, the Rhodd family was in a panic. Inside the home was Sierra, her 15-year-old brother, her mother and her father, Michael.

“My girl didn’t do nothing to deserve anything,” said Michael Rhodd. “She has cerebral palsy, laying in the bed and you shoot her in the face.”

Sierra was Michael’s only daughter. Now, he has to prepare to bury her.