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A Houston man was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter.
Jeremiah Jones, 22, was arrested at 6 p.m. by Houston Police Department SWAT and tactical team officers in a parking lot in the 22300 block of Imperial Valley Drive, Houston police said.
Jones is accused of fatally shooting Khylie Sorrells and wounding her mother, Brittany Sorrells, around 9:50 p.m. at an apartment in the 400 block of Oxford Street on Monday.
Sorrells tells police she broke up with Jones about two months ago, but he showed up at her apartment on Monday and pleaded with her to take him back. When she refused, he snatched a TV off the wall and ransacked the apartment.
He then demanded her cell phone to see who she was communicating with, but she refused.
After grabbing her phone, he noticed she was texting a man and he became outraged and retrieved a gun. He shot Sorrells then went into a bedroom and shot Khylie twice in the head.
The little girl was transported to a hospital, but she did not survive.
A 7-year-old girl and 1-year-old girl in the apartment were not harmed.
After the shooting, Jones fled the apartment and was the subject of an intense manhunt by Houston PD.
While on the run, the fugitive contacted FOX 26 news reporter Damali Keith and told him he didn’t kill Khylie or shoot her mother.
His brother defended Jones, saying gas station surveillance footage proves he was not at the apartment at the time of the shooting.
Meanwhile, Sorrells took to social media, calling for the public to help capture Jones and bring him to justice.
She posted text messages that show they both accused each other of cheating. Sorrells filed for a restraining order, telling the court that Jones was stalking her.
A GoFundMe page has raised over $5,000 for Khylie’s funeral expenses.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Jones was charged in April with felony evading arrest, and released on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond.
Read social media messages posted by Sorrells below.