HOUSTON – A Houston area family wants justice for a woman who was shot and killed during a road rage shooting.
Stacey Berghoff, 35, died in a shooting on Feb. 6, according to Houston police.
“She didn’t deserve to die like this,” said Suzie Woodard, Stacey’s mother.
Investigators said Stacey and a friend parked on Rayson Road to scavenge through discarded furniture that was left outside by residents.
A man arrived and confronted the woman about the parked vehicle. The argument escalated into a physical fight. Police said Stacey cut or stabbed the suspect to create separation between them.
Stacey got back into her car and left, but police said the suspect chased her in his truck, shot into her vehicle, and struck her near 8500 Rannie Rd.
“He needs to pay the consequences for what he’s done,” Woodard said. “I will be without my daughter forever.”
Stacey’s sister now has the vehicle and pointed out where one of the bullets struck.
“Stacey deserves justice,” said Tracie Berghoff, Stacey’s sister. “She may not have been perfect but she still deserves justice.”
Police had not made any arrests as of Monday, but the case remains open and active, according to HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva.
Back in February, investigators released a composite sketch of the suspect who’s described as a Hispanic man in his early 30′s with an average build and approximately six feet tall.
Investigators also released a surveillance image of his truck, which is believed to be a Ford F-150.
Woodard said her daughter struggled with drug and alcohol problems but was working to turn her life around.
More than two months after the shooting, the victim’s family now hopes that someone who sees the sketch and knows something will come forward.