Five Texas teens arrested after 25-year-old woman died when they sprayed her AirBnb with 100 canisters
Five Texas teenagers are arrested after a 25-year-old woman was killed when they sprayed AirBnb with 100 bullets in a sick drive-by shooting that targeted the WRONG house
- Novita Brazil, 25, was killed instantly when the two underage gunmen opened fire on the AirBnb she was staying in near Fort Worth, Texas.
- Cops said the shooting went wrong and the gunmen – aged 14 and 15 – discharged more than 100 rounds at the wrong house
- The teenagers then fled in their stolen car and were chased by cops for 10 miles before finally being apprehended.
- Three other people – aged 14, 15 and 17 – were also arrested in connection with the shooting
- Cops said the suspects showed no remorse when apprehended
A 25-year-old woman was killed when a pair of teenagers ruthlessly fired more than 100 bullets into the AirBnb where she was staying near Fort Worth, Texas in a vicious drive-by shooting gone wrong.
Novita Brazil was killed instantly when the two underage gunmen opened fire, but cops said the suspects likely ‘hit the wrong house’ and she was innocent and uninvolved in what led to the shootout.
Bexar County police chased the shooters – aged just 14 and 15 – for more than ten miles in a car chase before they were finally apprehended. Both have been charged with first degree murder.
Three other people believed to be involved in the shooting were also arrested – two also aged 15 and 14 and 17-year-old Johnny Bermea. They were charged with fatal driving with a firearm.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the boys who shot appeared to be completely ruthless after being apprehended.
A 41-year-old woman staying at the home with Brazil suffered a leg injury and was treated in stable condition.
Novita Brazil, 25, was killed when gunmen shot at the wrong house in a drive-by gone wrong
Novita Brazil (right) and her husband of three years, Robert. The couple lived in San Antonio
Johnny Bermea, 17, was arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting that killed Brazil
Police say Brazil had been up late working on her laptop when she was hit by the hail of bullets just after midnight.
“She was just up, burning midnight oil, working on her computer, and now she’s dead,” Salazar said, describing Brazil as “completely innocent.”
“They got the wrong house and it looks like a 25-year-old woman lost her life,” he added.
Photos from the scene showed the street littered with yellow evidence tags where dozens of shell casings were found during the investigation.
“The problem with that is obviously 14, 15 year olds doing a drive-by shooting in the middle of the night,” Salazar said.
“I don’t think they show remorse, either,” he added.
He said the car the boys were driving was probably stolen. The motive for the planned shooting remains unclear.
The crime scene showed the street outside the AirBnb where Brazil was killed littered with evidence tags where more than 100 casings were found
Brazil and her husband Robert. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Brazilian family
Brazil and her husband Robert. She was born in Indonesia, and her body will be sent back across the seas to be buried near her family
Brazil, who went through Vita, had been living in San Antonio with her husband for three years, according to a GoFundMe page.
“Vita was a beautiful 25-year-old woman,” the page read. “She was the sweetest person you would ever meet. She was kind, selfless, funny, loving, adventurous and had a heart of gold.
She was born in Indonesia, and her body will be sent back across the seas to be buried near her family.