“When a gray Jeep slammed into Edward Scott’s white Ford Explorer and sped off Monday night, the Houston man did what some other frustrated drivers would do in a similar situation: He gave chase.
Scott was in the car with his 29-year-old wife, Jessica Lynn Mills, and the couple’s two young daughters. He told CBS affiliate KHOU that he’d known his wife since middle school and that they’d been together for the past decade. He described her as his “best friend” and “soul mate.” …
Scott told KHOU that he followed the Jeep into a strip mall parking lot in an attempt to get a license plate and trade phone numbers with the driver.
It would turn out to be a fateful decision, one that will forever alter Scott’s family.
Once inside the parking lot, Scott pulled his vehicle “alongside the Jeep and told the driver he was going to call police,” according to a statement released by Houston police. …
“The Jeep’s driver then produced a handgun and fired more than once, striking Ms. Mills,” the statement added. “He then fled the scene.”
Police said Mills, who was struck in the back, was treated by paramedics and driven to a hospital, where she died minutes later. …
Police described the two suspects involved in the shooting as black males, between 16 and 20 years old. …”
Jessica Lynn Mills was murdered in front of her two children – an infant less than 6 months old and a 3-year-old – who were themselves nearly killed in the incident.
Note: The SPLC has condemned the CofCC for spreading a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.”