Woman shot at Texas City hotel Saturday has died

By Sandra Gonzalez, Jonathan Martinez - Anchor/Reporter

TEXAS CITY, Texas - A single mother, taken away by a senseless tragedy.

Texas City police say 37-year-old Teresa Custer was working at the Fairfield Inn on Saturday morning when she was shot during a robbery and later died.

"She had so much life and love in her, and everywhere she went, she had sunshine," said Tracie Albritton, a close friend,

Close friends of Custer say she was the kindest person you'd ever meet and a hard worker, always providing for her three children.

"Her boys were her everything. They're very good boys. She did a good job. She was a wonderful mother," Albritton said.

Sadly, her children are now without their mother.

The family's painful loss unfolded during the holiday season.

"They wanted to still carry on some of the Traditions that they did with their mom for Christmas just to be able to feel that she was with them," Albritton explained.

Family friends say Custer's children will now be staying with their relatives.

All the while, the person responsible for her death remains on the run.

"Not only is she an angel now,  she was an angel here on Earth. She was a very loving person, and I can't believe someone would do something so ruthless," Albritton said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page. If you'd like to help support them.


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