Recently bereaved mother, 52, is shot dead at Texas cemetery on Tuesday, while visiting her son’s grave
Yolanda N’Gaojia, 52, was shot to death visiting her son’s grave at the Calvary Baptist Church Garden of Memories Cemetery in Killen, Texas
Amir Tajai-Kineh N’Gaojia died on New Year’s Day, 2022 at the age of 21
Yolanda was at the graveside for what would have been her late son Amir’s 22nd birthday
Police confirmed a second victim was shot at scene but got treated for injuries
A grieving mother was shot and killed Tuesday at a Texas cemetery while visiting the grave of her recently deceased son on a day he would have turned a year older, according to her family.
Yolanda N’Gaojia, 52, died at the Calvary Baptist Church Garden of Memories Cemetery in Killeen on March 22, visiting the grave of her son Amir Tajai-Kineh N’Gaojia’s on his 22nd birthday had he not died on New Year’s Day.
Police in Killeen, which is about 70 miles north of Austin, confirmed a second shooting victim who had ‘non-life threatening injuries was treated and released at the scene’.
‘How y’all gonna kill her on her Son birthday at his gravesite??? GOD…Help please,’ the victim’s ex-husband Kineh N’Gaojia lamented in a Facebook post.
‘I have no words because I can’t believe this is real.
‘This is stuff you see on movies but it has become our life. I can’t believe you are gone’ he adds in the post.
In a following post with a picture of the former couple with their three children, N’Gaojia wrote ‘My children will never be the same again.
‘Those bullets took a precious gem from us but gave us an Amazing Angel to guide us so you know we ain’t going nowhere but up cause we know how hard you rode for your family,’ he added.
Another son, Q Jones NGaojia, posted a photo with his mother on Facebook, captioned ‘I love you Mama. Stay with me.’
Officers were dispatched to the scene at around 5pm Tuesday, off State Highway 195 in reference to a gunshot victim.
Responding officers found two gunshot victims when they arrived. Yolanda NGaojia, was pronounced dead by 6.56pm. According to KWTX, there was a white Chevrolet Camaro with bullet-holes in it bordered off with yellow police tape at the scene.
Kineh N’Gaojia’s and Yolanda were divorced and have three children together. Kineh expressed his grief in a series of social media posts.
According to an online obituary and Facebook posts from his father, Amir died on New Year’s Day this year age 21.
Police is investigating the murder and are appealing for any information about the shooting, which they called an ‘isolated incident’.