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Darius Dugas: Mother identifies 11-year-old shot dead while taking coat from car outside Harris County apartment complex

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A family is heartbroken after an 11-year-old boy was shot multiple times Thursday night outside of a northeast Harris County apartment complex while picking up a coat from his mother’s car. .

Deputies said they responded to the scene of a shooting at around 7:40 p.m. in Tidwell’s 12200 block, where they found the boy they identified Friday as Darius Dugas.

SEE RELATED STORY: The 11-year-old boy was shot and killed at NE Harris Co., the sheriff said. after going out to get a coat from the car

Sharde Williams, a neighbor and close family friend, said she heard gunfire. Williams said that when she went outside, she heard screams and saw Darius’ brother trying to perform CPR.

“I just told him, with CPR,” Keep pumping, keep pumping, “you know what?” Williams said. “Continued to pump his chest, like it didn’t stop. And finally, another one came. It was like forever.”

Deputies said witnesses saw a short-haired teenager wearing a white shirt and dark trousers running away after the shooting in the direction of Tidwell.

Investigators returned to the crime scene on Friday to redraw the area.

Williams and another neighbor, Tawaneka Pope, said there was an uptick in crime in the area, including vehicle break-ins and shootings.

“I don’t know about anyone else, but my opinion is that I’ve heard eight rounds,” Pope said. “If five of them hit that kid, why did you run away? You know what you did when (aimed) the target. I don’t know if you’re aiming for him, or the building, or the thing. what’s going through your mind. You killed a good kid. I mean, he, that boy, didn’t do anything to anyone.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe . Page to help fund funeral expenses.

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