Police say a custody visit at a Richardson, Texas Starbucks ended in tragedy Monday when a woman was fatally shot.

What Happened?

According to police, 53-year-old Kentoria Nicole Edwards had full custody of 23-year-old Tranisa Octavin Trana Watt's child. Edwards agreed to let Watts see her child during a meetup at a local Starbucks.

Things Escalated and Tragedy Ensued

WTVM reports that on Monday, April 18, the two met at the popular coffee shop15 miles north of Dallas, where Watts is said to have pulled a handgun and shot Edwards multiple times.

Police responded to the scene around 7:12 PM. The first officer to arrive reportedly saw Watts attempting to flee the scene with the child. She was quickly apprehended.

Officers attempted CPR on Edwards before paramedics arrived to take her to a hospital. Sadly, she pronounced dead after arriving.

Thankfully the child wasn't harmed.

My Opinion

Let's start from the beginning.

Here are the obvious questions:

  • Why did the grandmother have custody of the child in the first place?
  • Why did 23-year-old mother have to request permission to see her own child?
  • Most importantly, where is the father of the child?

Generosity Of The Grandmother

Whatever the reason is Watts didn't have custody of her child, the grandmother was generous enough to let her see her child. How did things escalate to Edwards being shot? Was it worth it? Was the shooter even thinking about the safety and welfare of the child?

What Now?

Again, police say the child was unharmed during the shooting, so that's a blessing.

Meanwhile, Tranisa Octavin Trana Watts was charged with capital murder.

Sad Situation

The only person that loses out here is the small child. Their mom could go to prison for the rest of her life. Again, I have to ask - where is the father?

A GoFund Me Page has been set up for Kentoria Edwards's funeral expenses if you would like to donate go here.




After I wrote this story I got a message on Instagram from a family friend and she wanted to clarify some of the things written:

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