Editor’s Note: Austin police have clarified that Mann was the victim’s boyfriend.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Austin police officers say a woman is dead after a shooting in Pflugerville.
According to police, officers were called to the home on Forum Avenue near Wells Branch Parkway at 9:36 p.m. Sunday night for a report of someone who was shot.
A neighbor called and told the 9-1-1 dispatcher “two children ran to their home to alert them that their mother had been shot,” according to a release from the Austin Police Department.
Police say the woman’s boyfriend, later identified as 27-year-old Demetrie Oneal Mann, ran from the house by the time officers arrived. However, he returned and surrendered himself to police, according to a release.
Lekita Hurd was pronounced dead at the home at 9:55 p.m.
Mann is in custody at the Travis County Jail.
“The children are safe with family,” Austin police said.