Man charged with murder after teen girl shot to death in South Park

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

Fredrick Turner is seen in this mugshot released by the Houston Police Department on Oct. 15, 2018.

HOUSTON - A teen girl was shot to death Friday, according to friends of the victim.

The 18-year-old girl was shot around 1:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of Southtown Street, in the South Park neighborhood of southeast Houston.

Houston police said the girl, identified as Tayla Auzenne, was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Court records show that Fredrick Turner has been charged with murder. He is being held on a $75,000 bond. 

According to witnesses, police said, Turner and the victim got into an altercation when it escalated and Turner shot her.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Houston Police Department's homicide division at 713-308-3600.

Editors note: An earlier version of the story stated that friends of the teen said she was pregnant. It was later confirmed by officials she was not.

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