Louis Campbell fatally shot Shelly Frey as she and two friends, Tisa Andrews and Yolanda Craig, were shoplifting at a Houston Walmart. When he tried to stop them from leaving by opening the car door in which they were fleeing the scene. Campbell, who is a Harris County deputy, but worked part-time at Walmart, was knocked off balance and his service revolver discharged, shooting Shelly Frey in the neck. Inside the car were two small children, who were not Frey’s kids, KHOU.com reports.
Despite the shooting, the women fled but eventually they stopped at The Worthington at the Beltway apartments in the 1300 block of Greens Parkway. Paramedics from the Houston Fire Department arrived to try and save Frey, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Shelly was the perfect mom, perfect friend, perfect daughter,’ said her father, Shelton Frey.
He said that his daughter had moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina to start a new life, but the amount of work she could do was limited by her two-year-old who has sickle cell anemia. Source
So, how does one explain a “good mother” shoplifting? Interesting. Earlier in the year Shelly Frey pleaded guilty to stealing shirts and a package of meat from another Walmart and as part of her plea arrangement she agreed to never enter Walmart stores again. Still, the deputy could have fired a shot to disable the vehicle and arrest them all.