Who was Brianna Navarro? Pregnant mom, 22, shot dead in front of 2-year-old son in Easter drive-by shooting
'She would give you the shirt off her back no matter what. Turn yourself in. Do the right thing. Turn yourself in. We can forgive you because we are forgiving persons,' said Navarro's grandmother Maretta Ramon
HOUSTON, TEXAS: A pregnant woman, 22 was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Houston on Sunday afternoon. The victim, Brianna Navarro, was sitting in the passenger seat with her boyfriend who was driving, at reportedly around 1:10 pm on 11200 Block of Richmond Avenue. An unidentified suspect in a 'dark-colored coupe' then suddenly opened fire on the couple, as per the Houston Police Department. She was pronounced dead when paramedics rushed to the horrific scene.
It was reported that her boyfriend had revealed to police that he had been in an "altercation" with an "unknown male" at a convenience store that was nearby. When Navarro's boyfriend had driven away, the attacker had driven up to their car and "fired multiple shots", one of which hit the pregnant woman in the back. "I said, 'Oh, Lord, please don’t take her. But she was already gone by the time they told me," said Navarro's grandmother Maretta Ramon.
Who was Brianna Navarro?
Navarro, 22, also had a son that is two years old, and he was in the car with the couple as well. There is a GoFundMe created by Victoria Valdez on behalf of Navarro that has now raised $9,293 of their $50,000 goal. In the description, Valdez writes, "Today was one of the hardest Easter Sundays our family has ever had,, my cousin lost her 22 yr old pregnant daughter Brianna Navarro." The text also describes what happened to Navarro, reading, "She was shot and killed early this afternoon in front of her 2 yr old son! Our hearts ache for her children, her mother Anna, and her brothers and sister,, her family is devastated by this tragedy!"
It further reveals, that Navarro, was 6 months pregnant with a baby boy and was a mother-of-two. "No mother should have to bury her child at 22 yrs and her family was not prepared to bury her at such a young age," wrote Valdez. She encouraged people to donate writing, "Please help the family with funeral cost. Please keep Anna, Precious, Greg, Daniel and Briannas children in your prayers they will need all the love and support we can give! Let’s come together and help the family get through this horrible tragedy. Any donation is helpful $1 $5 $20 nothing is too small Every penny helps! Please share with friends and family! Please pray for peace love and forgiveness! Please pray that the person or people responsible are caught and pay for their actions! Thank you so much for reading sharing and donating!"
Ramon also added that Navarro was excited for the birth of her child. "She was totally excited. She was buying all kinds of stuff for him she was going to have another little boy." She added, "She would give you the shirt off her back no matter what. Turn yourself in. Do the right thing. Turn yourself in. We can forgive you because we are forgiving persons."
Navarro's boyfriend and son were not hurt, as per reports. As for the suspect, he has not been identified or arrested. People who know anything about the situation are urged to call HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS with any information they think will help the case.