Houston-area woman charged in fatal shooting of homeless person after giving false report, sheriff says

Sheriff: Surveillance showed woman was not attacked before shooting other woman

Christine Fesus, accused of shooting homeless woman to death outside of Humble grocery store. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A Houston-area woman who said she shot a homeless person who attacked or approached her aggressively was charged with murder Monday after investigators found her account false.

Christine Alexandra Fesus, 34, was charged Monday in the death of DeAndrea Citizen, 36, in a suburban Houston supermarket parking lot.

The incident happened shortly before midnight Sunday in the county’s unincorporated northern suburbs about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Fesus reported she was walking her dog when she was attacked.

However, witnesses said Fesus did not appear to be threatened when she shot Citizen, Gonzalez said. Rather, they told investigators that Fesus approached Citizen before shooting her. Fesus was charged after investigators reviewed surveillance video that supported the witness statements, Gonzelez said.

Fesus remained in Harris County Jail pending a preliminary court appearance scheduled for Wednesday. Court records list no attorney who could speak for Fesus.