DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It was just before 9:30 p.m. on March 25 when reports of a shooting sent Dallas police to a house in the 800 block of Lydia Lane.
When officers arrived they found 49-year-old Kristie Marie Acosta suffering from at least one gunshot wound and witnesses said it was her son who pulled the trigger. had been shot. Kristie Acosta was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
Police took her son, Joe Pizana Acosta, into custody. When detectives attempted to question the 32-year-old he invoked his right for an attorney.READ MORE: Texas Grand Jury To Consider Charges In Shooting Death Of Protester Garrett Foster Last Summer
Acosta has been charged with murder and is in the Dallas County Jail. His bond has not been set.MORE NEWS: As Pandemic Restrictions Ease, Child Abuse Reports Rise In North Texas