A friendly game of basketball turned deadly, leaving a South Dallas woman dead and a suspect on the loose.
On the evening of October 3, 21-year-old Asia Womack was playing basketball with an older male at a park at a nearby school when he caught feelings after losing the game to Womack, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
In embarrassment, the man drove his children and brother home, then returned to the park and shot Womack five times. First responders rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead from sustained injuries.
“This is so senseless,” said her family pastor John Delley. “You become embarrassed basically because a female beat you in basketball. My prayer is that justice be served…that he is found or that he will give up or turn himself in.”
“This was supposed to be a friend of Asia’s. She’s eaten with the man,” said Womack’s mother, Asia Womack. “She’s fed him, and he turned on her and killed her in a vicious way.”
Womack’s aunt, Juanita Smith, said she still cannot process why her niece was killed over something so pointless. “We’re taking it kind of hard because it was senseless,” she Smith told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. “I just don’t understand why you kill somebody over a basketball game.”
Womack’s mother is pleading to anyone with leads to contact the authorities. “If you know where he is, where his whereabouts are, please turn him in,” she said. “Help the family out. We’re hurting.”
“Detectives are still working the case,” police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman told Fox 4 News. “They’ve been working it since Monday night trying to find justice for Miss Womack.”
Dallas police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Derek Koerner, at 214-671-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest.