An angry Texas man killed his girlfriend Wednesday after he found out she traveled to a pro-choice state for an abortion, according to police.
Harold Thompson, 22, was charged with murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Gabriella Gonzalez in a strip mall parking lot, Dallas 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.
“It is believed that the suspect was the father of the child,” the affidavit said. “The suspect did not want (Gonzalez) to get an abortion.”
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, the document alleges.
Gonzalez “shrugs him off,” police said, and the two continue walking.
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.
Gonzalez was killed at the scene.
At the time of the shooting, Thompson had been charged with assaulting a female family member after he choked her in March.
Though the affidavit does not name the victim, she was likely Gonzalez.
Thompson’s victim told police he had “beat her up multiple times throughout the entirety of their relationship,” the document states.
Thompson also reportedly told police the woman was pregnant with his child at that time.
The victim “reiterated that she is scared of the suspect because he had made threats to harm her family and her children,” according to the affidavit.
With Post wires