Texas police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the murder of Yolanda N’Gaojia, officials said in a news release.
The Killeen Police Department identified Christian Lamar Weston on the death of N’ Gaojia on March 22. He is currently being held without bail, police said on Saturday.
In addition to the murder, Weston was charged with carrying a weapon without a license, and that bail was set at $5,000. The charges are not related to each other, police said.
The 52-year-old mother was shot and killed while visiting her son’s grave on what would have been his 22nd birthday, according to ABC News Central Texas affiliate KXXV.
Police said when they attended the scene of the Calvary Baptist Church Garden of Memories cemetery in March, they found two people with gunshot wounds. The second victim was treated and released at the scene with non-life-threatening injuries, Killeen Police said.
Police said N’Gaojia died of her injuries nearly two hours after she was shot.
Under Texas law, a 17-year-old can be charged as an adult, police confirmed. Weston is waiting to be sent to Bell County Jail, police said.
Killeen, Texas is near the Fort Hood military base and about 70 miles north of Austin.