HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Leticia Martinez, a Raul C. Martinez Elementary School teachers aide, has been identified as the victim found shot dead in her Houston driveway on Wednesday.
Martinez, 52, was caught on neighborhood surveillance video around 9:30 p.m being confronted by an unknown suspect while in the front yard of her Pleasantville area home on Wednesday.
The suspect is shown on video then opening fire, striking Martinez three times as she was attempting to unlock her front gate.
The unidentified shooter is on the run.
Authorities say Martinez had just returned to her home on Harbor near Market Street around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after visiting family members when she was killed.
Martinez’ husband and grandson were inside the home at the time of the fatal incident.
They heard the gunshots but could not save her, reports ABC13.
Houston police say a small vehicle was seen parked in front of an abandoned home next door. It is believed the shooter was in the car when the victim pulled up.
Police say the suspect got back into his car and drove southbound on Harbor and crossed Market Street.
The motive of the shooting is unknown.
The couple’s daughter lives in the home with them as well.
The victim’s husband said his wife had just received her income tax return check, but he isn’t sure if that had something to do with it.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact police at 911.
Geo quick facts: Pleasantville is a neighborhood located in Houston, Texas, United States. Pleasantville is located inside of the 610 Loop in eastern Houston. Pleasantville is predominantly African-American – Wikipedia.