TEXAS: Akira Ross, 24, arrived at a Cedar Park gas station on June 2, with her partner, Tanya (who requested to keep her last name private for safety reasons), and a friend.
Ross and her partner were having a “minor verbal dispute,” the friend said to police, according to the affidavit.
The friend thought the dispute drew the attention of Bradley Stanford, 23, who was parked two gas islands away. When Ross’ partner went into the gas station store, Stanford came up to the vehicle and started to talk to Ross — who became “annoyed,” the friend told police.
The friend could not hear what was said, according to the affidavit.
After Ross went to the store, the friend said, Stanford started searching in his car as if he had a gun, according to the affidavit, reported by the American-Statesman.
The friend texted Tanya, “Yo tell the cash person this man got a gun and trying to get KB (Ross),” according to the affidavit. Ross came out of the store a few minutes later and was standing by the front of her car when Stanford walked over to her, police said.
The affidavit says the friend heard Stanford shout a gay slur at Ross and fire three shots.
Stanford fled the scene and was arrested in San Patricio County, in South Texas, almost two days later, according to the Cedar Park Police Department.