Manhunt Underway for Suspect Who Killed Woman and Her Dog While Attempting to Stop a Fight

by Xara Aziz
Left: Family of Shantavia Reddick/Right: Harris County Sheriff's Office

Police are still on the hunt for a man connected to the killing of a 28-year-old woman and her dog in Spring, Texas on Saturday.

According to the Harris County Sheriff, Dimitri Humphrey fled the scene of the crime in a white Jeep Wrangler with the Texas license plate TFN-4278.

He explained that deputies were called to the scene at an apartment complex on E. Mossy Oaks, near the North Freeway and the Grand Parkway at around 5:30 AM.

Upon arrival, they found Shantavia Reddick with multiple gunshot wounds in the elevator lobby of the apartment complex’s parking garage.

The shooting is a “tragic situation stemming from domestic violence,” the sheriff said, adding that Reddick was attempting to leave an “ongoing domestic disturbance” when the suspect allegedly opened fire. Authorities also confirmed that he did not shoot his girlfriend, who he was in an altercation with before shooting Reddick.

In addition to police’s belief that Humphrey is connected to the victim’s murder, they say he is also wanted on unrelated felony warrants. When found, Humphrey will be charged with murder, the sheriff said.

Anyone with information leading to Humphrey’s arrest is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

“Domestic and family violence cases in the Houston area have increased at an alarming rate,” according to a KHOU report. “Victims often suffer in silence because they feel scared, helpless or ashamed.” If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, here are some discreet ways to reach out for help.”

The news outlet has provided the following resources from those suffering from domestic abuse:

The Houston Area Women’s Center has a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence at 713-528-2121or 1-800-256-0551.

The Family Time Crisis Center can also be reached 24 hours a day at 281-446-2615.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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