Murder suspect arrested in fatal shooting at Pflugerville apartment complex

Travis County

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — A man accused of killing a woman in a shooting at a Pflugerville apartment complex on Tuesday was arrested in Dallas, according to a release from the United States Marshals Service.

30-year-old Kendric Knatte is in custody and charged with first degree murder — following tips from the community and assistance from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the US Marshals Service.

The victim was identified by police as 32-year-old Frankia Mathurin.

Pflugerville officers responded to a shots fired call around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at The Sage at 1825 apartments on Foothill Farms Loop.

Officers say they found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was later pronounced dead. Witnesses at the apartment complex told police they heard a verbal argument between two people in a hallway close to an apartment.

The witness told police she heard a man say “you think I’m playing with you” before hearing numerous gunshots coming from the hallway.

Another witness took a picture of the suspect as he was running away toward a red Jeep Compass. The vehicle was listed to an apartment in the building, according to leasing information. Inside the apartment, officers saw a letter addressed to Knatte in plain sight, police say.

A Texas driver’s license photo of Knatte matched the photo taken by the witness at the apartment complex, according to an arrest affidavit.

The victim’s family told police Knatte and Mathurin were acquaintances.

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