San Antonio police identify woman killed in Northeast Side shooting
Cheryl Hudson found herself applying pressure to a woman’s gunshot wound moments after she woke up to the sound of gunfire in her Northeast Side neighborhood.
“The ambulance finally came, and they took over from there,” Hudson said, noting that she barely knew the woman she was helping.
Janice Crawford, 34, was fatally shot about 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the 4000 block of Coral Sunrise, according to San Antonio Police. She was identified Thursday evening by SAPD.
“She seemed like a really nice person,” said Hudson, who knew of Crawford through a neighbor.
Police said Thursday night that a murder warrant has been issued for a suspect identified as 25-year-old Tyrend White.
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People who spot White are asked to call 911 and not to approach him.
When the shooting occurred, Hudson was in a nearby home. She said the shots repeated for a while.
“Somebody’s shooting!” she remembered telling her son.
Police Chief William McManus said two boys were sitting outside the house Crawford was in when a silver and purple sedan drove past.
It reached the end of the street and turned around. When it reached the house again, someone in the car opened fire at the boys, investigators said.
“This was not a random event. These two individuals were targeted,” McManus said.
While the boys escaped injury, bullets went through the home and struck Crawford, who was in a bedroom.
Crawford, who the chief said is the mother of one of the boys, was hit in her upper torso.
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