Arlington police are investigating after an 8-year-old boy woke up to find his mother shot to death in their home Friday morning.
She was identified as Kenishia Walker, 25, originally from Mississippi. She also lived recently in Abilene, according to her Facebook page.
Investigators say there were no signs of forced entry into the home, leading them to believe the killer likely knew the victim in some way. Police say she was just 25 years old.
Investigators were processing the scene at her townhome in the 2300 block of Ridge Run Road in Southeast Arlington.
Police said the woman’s son was home Thursday night but didn’t hear or see anything unusual. When he woke up Friday morning and went to check on his mother, he found her dead.
Police are retracing the victim’s steps over the past 24 hours and interviewing family members to find out who may have been in the young mother’s life.
They’re also taking care of her young son, whose life will never be the same.
“We have counselors that were brought to the scene for the young child,” said Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook. “Obviously at that age, they don’t understand the gravity of the situation and really understand what’s going on. We’ve worked closely with our victims’ advocates to make sure that the child is taken care of and he’s been released to other family members.”
Police say they haven’t found any domestic violence calls or anything of that nature at the victim’s address over the past several months, though they are still investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Caleb Blank at 817-459-5735. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.