A 22-year-old man in Texas was wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend and “hanging” his 9-year-old daughter, police said.
The Houston Police Department said Jeremiah Jones was arrested at 6 a.m. Tuesday by a SWAT team in Houston following a search.
Jones, who was on bond during Monday’s deadly shooting that killed 9-year-old Kheli Surreals and injured his mother, Britney, has been charged in Harris County Jail with manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Was registered. . He was due to appear in court on Wednesday.
According to the court record cited by KPRCBrittany Sorrells was watching a movie in bed with Khylie and her two other girls, ages 1 and 7, when Jones appeared in his apartment on Oxford Street just before 10 p.m.
Surreals told investigators that Jones, with whom she broke up two months ago after dating for eight months, demanded that she be given a television she thought she owned.
Jones then ripped the TV off the wall and went into the room, where Surreals chased him. As the couple continued arguing, the man ordered Surreals to hand over his phone.
The woman said her ex-boyfriend accused her of seeing another man and was upset when she found out she was texting someone. According to KHOU11 reporting.
According to investigators, Jones ran back to the bedroom where the Surreal children were alone and fired two shots.
He then allegedly returned to the room, forcing Surreals to climb to the floor and shot him in the shoulder before fleeing the scene in Chevy Camaro.
Britney ran to her children and found Khaili lying on the floor with a bullet in her head. Her two other daughters survived.
Houston Police Lt. JP Horrelika said Jones deliberately “hanged” the girl, possibly as “revenge” for the breakup.
The mother and daughter were taken to a local hospital, where Khaili was pronounced dead. Britney was treated for her injuries and later released.
In the description of a GoFundMe campaign that a mother started to help with her daughter’s funeral expenses, she described the 9-year-old as a star basketball player who loved making TikTok videos.
“I don’t want that kind of pain,” he wrote. “I am hurting my family. I want justice.”
Khaili was a member of the HPD’s Police Activity League program, Houston Police Chief Troy Fenner said in a statement.
“This sense of domestic violence affects the home for me and the HPD family,” he said. “We ask the community to pray for this angel, his mother and his family.”
Horilica said Jones was out on bond at the time of the shooting to avoid arrest. He is also accused of violating a security order filed by Surreals against him.
Court documents obtained by the KPRC show that, just last week, Surreals had complained that Jones had threatened to kill him. The woman also made four calls to police about her ex-boyfriend last month.
The 22-year-old has a decade-long extensive criminal record, including charges of theft and threatening terrorism.