Teenager accused of shooting colleague Marissa Dikeman
A 17-year-old Texas boy was arrested early Friday for allegedly shooting dead his co-worker and roommate as she removed Christmas decorations from the home they shared.
Suspect Cayman Wilson, of Crosby, has been charged with manslaughter and is being held in the Harris County Jail on $150,000 bond.
Family members identified the victim to station ABC13 as Marissa Dikeman, a 19-year-old student at Houston Christian University.
Law enforcement officials said the fatal shooting took place around 9 p.m. Thursday in the 4400 block of Sherri Lane in Crosby, located about 20 miles northeast of Houston.
Dikeman’s grandfather told the local media that she left work at the family deer processing business around 7.30pm and went home to remove Christmas decorations with her two colleagues, both 17 years old.
According to family members, Wilson and the other teenager were also Dikeman’s roommates and friends.
Wilson allegedly helped Dikeman remove the holiday decorations when he grabbed a shotgun and fired it at the student, killing her.
sergeant. Greg Pinkins of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told reporters the gun may have belonged to Dikeman’s other housemates who were not present during the shooting.
According to court documents obtained by The Post, Wilson killed Dikeman « while he was playing with a gun. »
Dikeman’s grandparents described Wilson as a « good kid » and said they didn’t want him to face criminal charges in the case.
« It’s bad enough that he has to live with what happened for the rest of his life, » Dikeman’s grandfather told ABC13.
Dikeman, the youngest of three siblings, was majoring in educational administration and was due to graduate next year.
Wilson is due back in court for a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.