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Suspect identified in fatal shooting of woman near Katy

Saron James was fatally shot while she was riding in the car with her husband last week. The suspect is still on the run.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 19-year-old is wanted for shooting and killing a woman who was riding in the car with her husband earlier this month.

Tekoney Blackledge has been charged with murder for the death of 62-year-old Saron James. A source tells KHOU News that he's also been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. He is not in custody at this time.

According to previous arrest records, Blackledge lives near the area where the shooting occurred. 

On July 16, James and her husband were on Old Greenhouse Road coming from the doctor’s office when they thought they heard fireworks. James' husband was behind the wheel and he said when he looked over at his wife, she has a gunshot wound to the head. 

James was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said James may have been an innocent bystander caught in the middle of a road rage dispute.

Her husband thinks the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

“You’ve done a lot of wrong. You took a great person. You took an angel from us. You need to be punished. They need to get him off the street.” he said in a message to the shooter.

Deputies are still on the lookout for a white Audi SUV traveling in the opposite direction on the same street at the time of the shooting.

KHOU 11 obtained surveillance video of the white Audi believed to be involved.

James' husband was not injured in the shooting and the motive is still unknown. 

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