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Woman Accused Of Shooting Man During Custody Exchange Because He Brought His New Girlfriend

Keshante Shamirra Harris allegedly shot Aaron Konte Williams, the father of her two children, and reportedly crashed his car into a utility pole in a southeast Houston neighborhood. 

By Jax Miller
Woman Accused Of Shooting Man During Custody Exchange

A woman in Texas is accused of shooting the father of her children during a heated custody exchange, police say.

Keshante Shamirra Harris, 27, was placed under arrest after she shot Aaron Konte Williams, 29, on Sunday evening, according to the Houston Police Department. Harris allegedly shot at Williams several times, hitting him in the arm and leg, during a custody exchange with one of their two children present.

Williams survived the attack.

The shooting occurred at around 9:50 p.m. at 5870 Beldart Street, police stated. According to NBC affiliate KPRC-TV, the incident took place at Harris’ grandmother’s home, where the parents regularly met for child drop-off.

Web mapping platforms show the area is a residential neighborhood in southeast Houston.

Police photo of Keshante Shamirra Harris

Detective D. King of the Houston Police Major Assaults and Family Violence Division stated Harris and Williams had previously been in a “dating relationship,” according to the release. Authorities indicated Harris shot Williams because he brought his current girlfriend when returning their child.

“Willams was bringing one of the children back from a weekend visit and had his current girlfriend in the vehicle with him,” King stated. “Harris was upset Williams’ girlfriend was present at the time of the exchange and shot at Williams several times.”

No one else was harmed in the shooting.

The suspect’s grandmother - who was not named - told reporters she answered her door at around 9:00 p.m. that evening, according to KPRC-TV. The woman said she brought her 5-month-old grandchild inside moments before she heard people screaming outside, shouting to call the police.

Harris allegedly shot at Williams four times - hitting him twice - and “ripped [Williams’] necklace from [Williams’] neck,” according to a court filing obtained by Law & Crime. Harris then “sped away in and crashed [Williams’] vehicle into a light pole.”

Neighborhood resident Shaniqua Hudson described the event as “shocking,” telling KPRC-TV she heard gunfire before looking outside to see the crashed car.

“All I seen was police, yellow tape,” said Hudson. “Police and yellow tape there. The top of the pole is down in those people’s yards.”

Authorities said Harris was positively identified as the shooter when she returned to the scene of the crime.

Meanwhile, paramedics with the Houston Fire Department transported Williams to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

“When you do the unthinkable like that, it’s scary because the bullets could of went in anyone’s house around here,” Hudson continued. “I have a grandbaby. I have my daughter. I have my son.”

Harris was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct - discharging a firearm, according to the release. Jail records show she’s being held at the Harris County Jail on $75,000 for each of the two criminal charges.

She is expected to appear before a judge on Thursday.

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