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9-Year-Old Girl ‘Executed’ By Her Mom’s Ex-Boyfriend During Argument, Texas Police Say

A Texas mother says she was watching a movie with her children in bed when an ex-boyfriend showed up demanding a TV he thought was his, according to local reports.

Jeremiah Jones, 22, ripped the television from the wall and then demanded his ex-girlfriend return her phone, according to court documents obtained by KPRC. Mother Brittany Sorrells says he was accusing her of dating someone else.

Sorrells reported giving him his phone as they argued outside his Houston apartment, KTRK reported. Then, she said, he went to the back bedroom where his children were.

The 29-year-old mom says she heard two gunshots before Jones left the bedroom, according to Houston TV.

Jones is accused of forcing the mother to the ground at gunpoint before shooting her in the shoulder, KHOU reported. He walked away as she ran into the bedroom.

She found her daughter, 9-year-old Khylie Sorrells, who had been shot in the head, KTRK reported. The child had been “executed”, police told KPRC.

The Houston Police Department was called to the scene of the shooting around 10 p.m. Monday, June 13, according to a news release. Both the mother and her child were taken to hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead.

Investigators say Jones and her ex broke up about two months before the fatal argument. He showed up at his apartment unannounced.

Jones was arrested June 14 and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

“This senseless act of domestic violence knock on the house for me and the HPD family,” Police Chief Troy Finner said in a statement. “This sweet kid was a student and a member of our Police Activities League (PAL) program. We ask the community to pray for this angel, his mother and his family.

In a GoFundMe, Sorrells said Khylie was an MVP star basketball player with PAL and loves creating videos for TikTok. She was supposed to start fifth grade in the fall.

“I wouldn’t wish this kind of pain on anyone, especially a child,” the mother wrote.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need to talk to someone, call the National Domestic Violence Helpline for help at 1-800-799-7233 or text “START” to 88788.

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