Teen girl, 18, 'shot 20-year-old woman with cerebral palsy dead while trying to kill boy, 15, in gang feud'

A TEEN girl has been arrested for allegedly shooting a sleeping woman who had cerebral palsy through her window as part of a gang revenge plot.

Emma Presler was charged with murder in the death of Sierra Rhodd on Monday in Harris County, Texas.

Authorities have accused the 18-year-old of helping multiple other assailants in the 20-year-old disabled woman's shooting death as she slept at around 11pm on Sunday.

Dozens of gunshots rang outside Rhodd's Houston home, where she was hit and killed by bullets that flew through her bedroom window, cops told KSAT.

Rhodd's parents and younger brother were also home at the time, but weren't injured in the attack.

"She was my baby. One moment she was there and the next she was gone," Sierra's heartbroken father told KRTK.

Multiple shooters were reported outside the home, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales told the news station, and police think it's possible that the shooters fired from at least three sides of the house.

Gonzales believes the bullets were intended for Rhodd's 15-year-old brother, and his parents claim he was allegedly threatened by a group of people since March.

Investigators told KPRC they spoke with Rhodd's teen brother, who said they were watching television at home when someone suddenly opened fire at their home.

Deputies later learned that the boy discharged a handgun at the suspects as they fled the scene.

A judge said on Tuesday that he couldn't find probable cause against Presler in connection with the drive-by shooting, the news station reported.

Nearby surveillance footage reviewed by detective showed a dark-colored sedan, a motorcycle, and a truck traveling towards Rhodd's home prior to the shooting.

Neighbors reported seeing the sedan and a red pickup truck leaving the scene after the killing.

Prosecutors told the court that the red truck and Presler's location at the time of the shooting tie her to the scene.

But a judge said that while there's reasonable suspicion of the teen girl, there aren't any witnesses that connect her to the vehicle in question.

Presler is also behind bars on a prior credit card abuse case, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, who said once she posts bond on that charge, she'll be free to leave jail

A decision on whether or not she'll be released will likely come Wednesday, officials said.

The investigation into Rhodd's death is ongoing.

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