A south Houston woman said she was only protecting herself when she fatally shot a man at a service station.
"I didn't intend to hurt or harm anyone. I just went to the gas station to get gas," Shanequia McDonald said on Tuesday.
McDonald told Houston police she shot Lewis Daniel shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday at a Gulf station in the 6800 block of Cullen, between Griggs and the South Loop. The case will go to the Harris County grand jury to decide if any charges will be filed.
On Tuesday, McDonald was at the side of community activist Quanell X.
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"She tried to walk away. What else was she supposed to do?" Quanell asked. McDonald said she was pumping gas when Daniel, 58, approached her and began making sexual overtures. "He's from around this area but personally, no, I don't know him," she said Tuesday. McDonald said she told the man to leave her alone but he persisted, and then pulled out a knife. "He kept jumping at me with that knife," McDonald said. She told police that she grabbed a rifle from her car when the man continued to threaten her with the blade. McDonald said she fired at the ground, hoping to scare the man off. "She never intended to shoot directly at him," Quanell said. "She didn't know the bullet actually ricocheted and hit him."
She told police that she grabbed a rifle from her car when the man continued to threaten her with the blade.
McDonald said she fired at the ground, hoping to scare the man off.
TITLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND DECENCY
CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES
Sec. 42.01. DISORDERLY CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly:
(7) discharges a firearm in a public place other than a public road or a sport shooting range, as defined by Section 250.001, Local Government Code;
(8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm;
(9) discharges a firearm on or across a public road;
Stand your ground doesn't mean you get to get yourself out of danger and come back...
"She left for her own safety. She was afraid that some of those who were sitting with (Daniel) were going to harm her," Quanell said"
'Sure Shot' there is lucky she didn't kill some other customer instead of the 'attacker'. She is standing right next to the guy. Surprised he didn't disarm her.