HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An 18-year-old found shot to death in a northwest Houston motel room overnight was pregnant.
Houston police received information that someone was shot to death inside a room at the HomeTowne Studios in the 5900 block of Guhn Road near Highway 290 and Tidwell.
Investigators say that just after 2 a.m. Monday a man flagged down an officer at the Tinseltown movie theater. He told police he heard there was a woman who had been shot multiple times in room 239.
During a welfare check, authorities found the woman.
Family identified the victim as Patra Perkins. Patra’s mother says she woke up to news that her daughter had been killed.
Although police have yet to release the victim’s identity, relatives say they knew who it was because they saw the photo of 31-year old Justin Herron, Patra’s boyfriend and a person of interest in her death.
Family members also say Herron was the father of her unborn baby.
“She didn’t do anything to anybody. She was kind to every single person. It’s just… I don’t understand,” said Patra’s mother, Patricia Perkins.
Patricia told ABC13 her daughter was days away from her birthday and about a month from the due date of her first baby.