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Woman Gunned Down By Mystery Attacker In Her Own Driveway While Setting Up Garage Sale To Fund Anniversary Trip
“I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral,” Elizabeth Barraza’s husband, Sergio Barraza, said after his wife's murder.
Texas police are searching for a person suspected of fatally shooting a woman in her own driveway while she was setting up a garage sale to help fund a wedding anniversary vacation for her and her husband.
Elizabeth Barraza, 29, was shot four times while standing outside her home in Tomball, Texas on Jan. 25, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK. Surveillance video of the incident shows an unidentified shooter gunning Barraza down before fleeing to a black truck and then driving away.
“I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral,” Elizabeth Barraza’s husband, Sergio Barraza, said at a press conference Wednesday, CBS affiliate KHOU reports. “We need justice for Liz. I need justice for Liz. I love you, Liz.”
Robert Nuelle, Elizabeth Barraza’s father, said that his daughter was attempting to hawk a few items to cobble together some extra spending money for her and Sergio’s fifth wedding anniversary trip; the couple was reportedly planning on leaving only two days after Elizabeth was murdered.
"A coward forever changed our lives (and) shot an unarmed and defenseless woman," Nuelle said, according to KTRK. "The murderer needs to pay for their actions. We believe someone can help guide law enforcement. Please come forward."
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has made no arrests in the case, and have taken to social media to solicit any tips about the shooter’s identity, offering up to $20,000 for any information.
Police are asking anyone with info to call 713-274-9100 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS(8477).
[Photos: Harris County Sheriff's Office/Twitter]