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Girl, 6, killed after man, 35, shoots her multiple times in an Texas apartment ‘during an argument over spilled water’, authorities say

A 6-year-old Texas girl was fatally shot by an adult male during an argument over spilled water, authorities said.

Laurionne Walker, 6, was shot multiple times and died at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena from her injuries, police said.

The police department in Pasadena, southeast of Houston, said officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex around 11:30 a.m. Friday, NBC News reported.

Police said 35-year-old Raymeon Means faces a capital murder charge in connection with the shooting.

Means fled the apartment Friday morning but was later caught and taken into custody. He remains in jail without bond, police said.

His connection to Laurionne was not immediately explained by police but ABC13 Houston reported Means is related to the person who rents the apartment.

A capital murder charge is defined by the Texas Penal Code as an offense under the murder statute and in the commission of another crime, including the murder of someone 10 years or younger.

If convicted, punishments range from life in prison to the death penalty. It was not immediately known whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the case.