A Dallas, Texas man accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old woman after losing to her in a basketball match has been arrested and charged with murder.
Cameron Hogg, 31, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Asia Womack that occurred on Oct. 3, the Dallas Police Department reported.
Police said the incident occurred in the 4100 block of Hamilton Avenue around 7:40 p.m., and responding officers found Womack on the sidewalk with “multiple gunshot wounds.”
She was transported to a hospital, where she died. Her aunt told NBC Dallas that she was killed over a basketball game.
“We’re taking it kind of hard because it was senseless,” Juanita Smith told the station earlier this month. “I just don’t understand why you kill somebody over a basketball game.”
The family’s pastor John Delley with Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, said the shooting occurred at the end of the basketball game at a park when Hogg apparently couldn’t accept defeat.
“When it goes to the extreme of such that you leave the scene, go to the house and get a gun and you come back,” he said. “I believe in forgiveness, but justice needs to be served.”
A $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in Womack’s death was announced. Last week, police said a warrant was issued for Hogg’s arrest.
He was arraigned Friday on charges of murder, fleeing a police officer, and driving while intoxicated. His bond is set to $1.75 million.
Hoggs has a criminal history of seven other cases ranging from aggravated robbery in 2009 to deadly conduct in 2021.
Asia’s mother, Andrea Womack, said Hoggs and her daughter were friends, and she trusted him.
“She took calls from him when he was in jail and would buy him whatever he needed,” she said. “She called him a brother.”
“Asia was designed like no other. Her gift was expressed through her love for basketball. She had a big heart filled with so much love, joy, and laughter. She had a smile that could brighten your day,” Womack’s obituary reads, adding she had a love for basketball.