A man who shot and killed a mother-of-four, who was carrying her baby carriage home, died in Texas on Wednesday.
The suspect, 29-year-old Joseph Daugherty, was in custody on charges of first-degree murder, according to a statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Daughers arrest was announced at around 2 p.m. local time.
He had a previous run-in with authorities before, including two drug-related arrests in June, the sheriff’s office said.
“This morning, the Harris Co. Sheriff’s office learned that Joseph Daughherty was taken into custody following a shooting incident in West Texas,” the sheriff said in a statement.
Daughitt was booked at the jail on Wednesday evening and was being held in the Harris county jail without bond.
He was the subject of a search warrant in Harris County on Tuesday.
Investigators searched the residence where Daugitt was being arrested on Wednesday, but the residence did not have any evidence of a crime, according the sheriff.
Authorities did find a handgun at the home, the statement said.
Doughts arrest came after he was arrested in July, when investigators said he fired two shots at a patrol car while fleeing on foot from the scene of a shooting.
Authorities also found a handgun and a loaded .380 handgun at his home.
Dauphy was an Air Force veteran who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
He graduated from the Texas Air National Guard in 2004, and was active in the local military, according.
He said that he and his wife were expecting their first child, and that he was expecting his second child on Wednesday night.
He added that he has no criminal history, and had no prior convictions.
“We are extremely sorry to hear of this loss,” the Harris Police Department said in the statement.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and know that we are committed to doing all that we can to bring closure to this tragic incident.””
The investigation is ongoing.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and know that we are committed to doing all that we can to bring closure to this tragic incident.”