Affidavits: Veterinarian apologized for friend's mishap before her fatal shooting in Saginaw

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A Grapevine veterinarian repeatedly apologized and tried to defuse a tense situation in a convenience store parking lot after her friend became ill near a stranger's car after a night of drinking in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Deidra Blackmon, 33, tried to explain that her friend had too much to drink during a bachelorette party, but the woman passenger in the other car was upset that she couldn't enter her boyfriend's vehicle, according to search and arrest warrant affidavits obtained Tuesday by the Star-Telegram

Minutes later, after the two groups drove away from the convenience store parking lot, Blackmon was fatally shot as she was driving along East Bailey Boswell Road in Saginaw.

Jeffery Hansana, 24, the angry woman's boyfriend, admitted to investigators that he opened fire on Blackmon's car with a .45-caliber handgun, according to the affidavits. He is charged with murder and remains in the Tarrant County Jail with bail set at $250,000.

Heather Thompson, 22, of Euless, Hansana's girlfriend, also was arrested and charged with failing to report a felony. She is in jail on $10,000 bail

The affidavits obtained by the Star-Telegram gave this account:

Two of Blackmon's friends, both of them female, told police that they had been celebrating March 3 and were headed home in the veterinarian's car when they stopped at the Valero Corner Store, 1101 North Saginaw Blvd., to purchase a lighter.

Blackmon entered the store, leaving her friends in her Lexus. Hansana was in the driver's seat of an Acura parked nearby. Thompson was in the store. As Blackmon left the store, she saw that one of her friends had stepped out of her car because she had become ill. Blackmon was attempting to get her back in the car when Thompson came out and became upset because she couldn't enter the other car. Despite Blackmon's apologies, she still exchanged words with Thompson and Hansana, one of Blackmon's friends said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.,


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