A Texas man shot and killed his girlfriend, on Wednesday (May 10), after he found out she travelled to a pro-choice state for an abortion, according to Dallas police.
Harold Thompson, 22, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Gabriella Gonzalez in a strip mall parking lot, police said.
Gonzalez had just returned the night before from a nearly 800-mile trip to Colorado, where abortion is legal at all stages of pregnancy, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Abortions in Texas are prohibited after roughly six weeks except in cases of medical emergency.
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“It is believed that the suspect was the father of the child and did not want Gonzalez to get an abortion,” the affidavit said.
According to the document, surveillance video from the parking lot shows the couple arguing around 7:30 a.m. before Thompson grabs Gonzalez and put her into a chokehold.
Gonzalez manages to break free and the two continue walking, police say. That’s when Thompson allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Gonzalez in the head.
Police said he continued shooting her multiple times while she lay on the ground before running away.