Young mother killed in front of children after argument over parking lot on Valentine’s Day

A 26-year-old mother was shot dead in front of her young children outside a South Carolina grocery store on Valentine’s Day.

Alexandria Cress Borys was shopping at a Kroger in Irmo, South Carolina on Tuesday when she got into a verbal argument with a complete stranger while packing groceries in her car in the parking lot, Borys’ husband Tyler told WIS-TV.

After the argument appeared to have ended, the stranger, identified by police as 23-year-old Christina Harrison, pulled out a gun and shot Borys in the back around 4pm, he said.

Tyler Borys told WAKE that she was gunned down while her 2-year-old and toddler were in the car.

According to the Irmo Police Department, police arrived at the scene and shortly thereafter pronounced Alexandria Cress Borys dead.

After speaking to witnesses, investigators determined that Harrison and Borys had gotten into some sort of argument, although it’s not clear what the argument was about.

Mugshot of 23-year-old Christina Harrison
Christina Harrison, 23, turned herself in after the shooting. She was charged with murder.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department website

Harrison fled the scene in a white Ford but later turned himself in around 5:30 p.m., police said.

She was charged with murder and other gun-related offenses and was sent to the Lexington County Correctional Facility.

Harrison was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, but her private attorney waived the hearing, according to The Lexington County Bond Court.

“Unfortunately, this is a situation where tempers flared and someone took the anger out. A rash decision impacted the lives of two families and countless others who witnessed this tragic event,” Chief Bobby Dale said in a statement. “Pointless is the only word I can think of to describe what happened today.”

Bory’s death by shooting comes just six days after her brother died from a gunshot wound, her husband said.

Tyler Borys remembered his wife, a beautician and nursing student, as “the best woman anyone could wish for.”

“She was a great mom too,” he said, WAKE.

Tyler Borys started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a memorial in Alexandria’s memory.

“A beautiful wife, wonderful mother, compassionate wife, trusting friend and so much more,” he wrote on the website. “Alexandria was really taken too soon.” Young mother killed in front of children after argument over parking lot on Valentine’s Day


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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