A little before midnight on Saturday night, April 15, residents of the very large Wimbledon Square and Gardens apartment complex in the Reed neighborhood heard three rapid-fire gunshots – then two more – in a parking lot alongside S.E. Colt Drive, just east of 28th Avenue.

There on the pavement, with her life was quickly ebbing away, was a woman – later identified as 28-year-old April Nicole Newcomb-Cripe. Witnesses say was shot in the head and chest.