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Woman dies after being shot while driving

Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 11:28:57-04

WACO, TX — A woman has died after she was shot while driving Friday evening.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Sakyra Young.

The Waco Police Department was dispatched to the 3100 block of North 29th Street around 6:18 p.m.

Officers say the 21-year-old was shot while she was driving, causing her to crash into a fence.

When the first officers arrived on-scene, they located Young in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The first officer to her performed life saving measures on Young, including CPR.

She was soon transported to a local hospital by AMR, who assisted on scene, but succumbed to her injuries.

Young was pronounced dead a little after 9 PM last night at the hospital, according to police.

During the investigation, Waco PD detectives with the Special Crimes Division were able to figure out the suspect in this case.

The suspect in this shooting was identified, found and arrested last night at about 9 PM, according to police.

Michael Matthew Howard, 20, has been arrested and now charged with this murder along with an unrelated warrant that had been issued by the Mclennan County Sheriff's Office.

Michael was found as a passenger in a vehicle that was eventually stopped at the intersection of Gholson Rd and E. Lakeshore Dr., police said.

He was hiding under a blanket.

Police say this case is believed to be the results of domestic violence because Sakyra and Michael were in a dating relationship at the time.