A Dallas woman was allegedly murdered last Wednesday after getting an abortion, according to her family.
On May 10, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Dallas police were called about a shooting that took place in the 800 block of S. Walton Walker Boulevard.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, lying unresponsive on the ground in a parking lot, according to a news release.
Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the scene, but despite attempts to administer life-saving measures, Gonzalez died at the scene.
Investigators determined that, prior to the shooting, Gonzalez had allegedly argued with a man, whom police identified as 22-year-old Harold Thompson. Law enforcement considers Thompson to be the primary suspect.
The family of Gonzalez is heartbroken and wants answers and justice, reported NBC 5 DFW.
“I heard gunshots and immediately knew it was her and when I looked back, it was her. She was on the floor,” said Mileny Rubio, Gonzalez’s sister, per NBC 5.
“I was in shock. I couldn’t touch her. I couldn’t move. My body froze. I just called my mom, and I couldn’t even explain to her.”
Gonzalez allegedly had a tempestuous four-month relationship with Thompson, according to Gonzalez’s family.
The family believes her murder was revenge for an abortion that she had in Colorado. They say she had been trying to get away from Thompson.
“He was so angry that she wanted to get away from him,” said Rubio. “She would always tell me that she wanted to leave, but that she couldn’t.”
Thompson was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in the Dallas County Jail, with an initial bond set at $5,000. The investigation remains ongoing.
The shooting took place in District 3. Next month, there will be a runoff election to decide whether Zarin Gracey or Joe Tave will represent the district. District 3 was previously represented by Casey Thomas II, but Thomas reached his term limit.
As of May 2, murders in the City of Dallas are up 23% over the same time period last year.