Man charged with murder after striking woman with vehicle then beating her in head with metal object, HPD says

Chiedozie Amadi, 22, is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man has been arrested after police said he intentionally struck a woman with his vehicle as she was walking in southwest Houston, then bludgeoned her with an object.

Chiedozie Amadi, 22, has been charged with murder.

Houston police responded to reports of a crash in the 9700 block of Bissonnet Street around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Witnesses told officers Amadi appeared to intentionally strike the victim, 26-year-old Jasmine James, with his vehicle as she walked on the sidewalk, causing the vehicle to flip over. Amadi was then seen striking the victim in the head with a metal object.

Officers arrived to find Amadi standing over the victim.

James was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Amadi was detained at the scene, admitted to officers his role in the incident and was subsequently charged, police said.

James’ family set up a GoFundMe to help them with funeral expenses.

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