Houston mom shot to death in attempted carjacking

HPD investigators say a Houston mom was shot to death in an attempted carjacking.

Officials say that the mom pulled her BMW into a Valero gas station located at the 11200 block of Bissonnett near Leawood in southwest Houston at 11:35 p.m. Monday.

"A 30-year-old black female was viciously gunned down, murdered by two suspects who rode up on bicycles," said HPD Lt. W.L. Meeler.

Investigators said that after she pulled into the station, two men on BMX bicycles rode up beside the vehicle and attempted to get inside her car. The 30-year-old mom reportedly struggled with the men, and then she was shot, police said.  The woman was taken to a hospital where she died.

It's not easy to watch the video from the security camera of someone about to lose their life. We clearly see the two young men on bikes pull up to the car and enter from either side and there's a struggle.

Faisal Kazi was inside behind the register when it was happening.

"I was standing right here when I heard the shot. As soon as I heard the shot I turned around," Kazi said.

What he saw was horrifying. The 30-year-old mother of two was shot and bleeding badly. The killers were furiously pedaling away. He rushed outside to help, trying to stop the bleeding with towels.

"I was like ‘ma'am are you still breathing?’ She was still breathing. I was ‘ok, ok’. When I saw the ambulance guys I said ‘you can take it over’. My hand was full of blood and I was shocked.”

Investigators are hoping that shock spreads to the public, or at least to someone who knows the killers. Yes, they are killers because the victim died at the hospital.

"Somebody's going to recognize these guys. Put yourself in this family's shoes. This is an act that didn't have to happen,"  said Lt. Meeler.

He says it was over a car that they probably weren't going to keep anyway. Now two children are left without a mother and Kazi is left wondering if he could've done something more.

"I wish she could've made it. It feels bad," Kazi said, his voice trailing off.

If you have any information call HPD Homicide or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.