Reward increases to 10K in case of Baytown woman who was fatally shot during candlelight vigil in 2021

Mother of woman who was killed at candlelight vigil in Baytown asks for public's in finding suspect. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

BAYTOWN, Texas – The reward has increased to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case of a woman who was fatally shot during a candlelight vigil in 2021, according to Crime Stoppers.

On Dec. 12, 2021, about 50 people were gathered at a vigil for a recent murder victim. The event, described as a celebration of life, was held at an outdoor venue located at 1403 North Market Loop.

At 6:38 p.m., the suspect or suspects drove by the vigil and fired into the crowd of mourners. Within moments, 14 people had been shot, authorities said.

A witness recalled hearing around 20 gunshots and saw a black, 4-door Honda Civic drive by when shots were fired into the crowd.

Authorities identified the individual killed as Disha Allen, 25, who was pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

The 13 others wounded in the shooting were treated at the same hospital. Several people with serious gunshot injuries were later transported to Memorial Hermann for treatment.

Family members continue to mourn Allen’s death and hope someone will come forward and bring justice to their family.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office by calling (713) 274-9100 or Crime Stoppers of Houston by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting an online tip at www.crime-stoppers.org.


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