Boyfriend Suspected Of Killing Woman In Front Of Her Toddlers Arrested In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — The man suspected of shooting a Bay Area woman to death while she was driving her two young children has been arrested in Sacramento.

Rashanda Franklin was killed in a targeted shooting as she drove her children to school in Richmond. She was found wounded behind the steering wheel and died at the scene. Her children, both boys, were not hurt, Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tan said.

A $2 million warrant has been issued for the arrest of Franklin’s estranged boyfriend, Dushan McBride, 43, of San Pablo.

Wednesday, McBride was arrested in Sacramento with the help of US Marshals.

mcbride arrested Boyfriend Suspected Of Killing Woman In Front Of Her Toddlers Arrested In Sacramento

Dushan McBride was arrested in Sacramento on Wednesday. (Credit: Richmond Police Department)

Tan said police in the past had been called for domestic violence situations involving the couple but didn’t give any other details.

Franklin drove around the area trying to avoid McBride but when she stopped at an intersection, he drove his car ahead and stopped in front of her, police said.

Surveillance footage from a camera at a home near the scene captured McBride getting out of his car, walking up to Franklin’s SUV and after a few minutes walking back to his car and driving away. Police say that after a brief argument, McBride shot Franklin on the chest as the children watched.

Franklin’s mother, Barbara Harris, said her daughter and McBride were in a relationship that went bad.

“She had called it off with him, and he had been stalking her,” a sobbing Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle . Harris, who spoke from the living room of her home in Richmond, was surrounded by the two children who had been with Franklin and a third younger son.

“I guess he didn’t want to let her go. And apparently he decided to gun my child down,” she added.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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