AbateHate.com — Virginia Jenn Lillard, age 39, was fatally shot in Houston, Texas.
Arrested was Lewis Trinidad Núñez, age 46.
Reports say Núñez allegedly shot Lillard in front of her mother, Rita Lillard. The mother, age 64, was also fatally shot after she called police. Reports say she was killed as police arrived.
The incident occurred June 20, 2021.
Police officer H. Tran from the Northwest Patrol Division of the HPD was dispatched to the residence following a report of domestic unrest. When the police pulled up at the address, Nunez shot and killed 64-year-old Rita Lillard in the door, the authorities said.
Tran, who witnessed the shooting, got out of his vehicle and ordered Nunez to drop his gun, police said. Nunez fired shots at the officer, who returned fire and hit Nunez several times, police said. Nunez then barricaded himself in the residence, the police said.
After SWAT showed up at the house, Nunez surrendered and was rushed to the hospital. He stayed there from Tuesday morning.
The officers found a second dead woman in the apartment. Family members identified her as 39-year-old Virginia “Jenni” Lillard, the shooter’s friend.
[Houston man charged with shooting friend and mother, by Margaret Walker, thedailyhoustonnews.com, June 22 2021]
Image: Lewis Trinidad Núñez
Images: Virginia Lillard and her mother Rita Lillard