Woman killed after teenagers ‘mistakenly’ shot her Airbnb in Texas with 100 bullets

A woman has been killed in Texas after a group of teenagers allegedly fired around 100 bullets at her San Antonio home by “mistake” last week.

Novita Brazil, a 25-year-old Indonesian national, was working on her computer when her house in the 14000 block of Bald Mountain Drive broke down. heavy shooting after 12:30 a.m. on October 4.

It is believed that Brazil died almost instantly. Meanwhile, a 41-year-old woman staying as an Airbnb guest in another room was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Deputies patrolling the neighborhood at the time heard the gunshots. They Point a vehicle “fleeing the area at high speed” and chased it.

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New Brazil. Picture via GoFundMe

Deputies eventually tracked down the vehicle – which was believed to be stolen – and arrested a 14- and 15-year-old for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Additionally, the 14-year-old was charged with evading arrest on foot, while the 15-year-old was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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On Friday, three other teenagers – aged 14, 15 and 17 – were arrested in connection with the incident. The 14- and 15-year-olds were charged with murderous driving with a firearm, while the 17-year-old, identified as Johnny Bermea, was charged with murderous driving with a firearm.

Johnny Bermea. Image via Bexar County Central Archives

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Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff believes the suspects “hit the wrong house” in a drive-by shooting, which resulted in Brazil’s death.

“The blatant disregard for human life displayed by these two groups turned a quiet suburban neighborhood into a war zone and led to two innocent young women being shot, one of whom lost her life,” Salazar said in a statement. . “Although these dangerous young suspects and firearms are no longer on the streets, there is still a lot of work to be done.”

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Novita Brazil lived in San Antonio with her husband of three years, Robert Brazil Jr. Image via GoFundMe

The Indonesian Consulate General in Houston has undertaken efforts to repatriate Brazil’s remains for his funeral at his home in Semarang in Central Java. Meanwhile, the Brazilian family have asked for privacy as they mourn their loss.

Brazil is survived by her husband of three years, Robert Brazil Jr. A fundraising campaign on GoFundMe created for her described her as a “kind, selfless, funny, loving and adventurous” woman with “a heart of gold”.

Image selected via GoFundMe / KENS 5

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