Two Arrested in Connection With Fatal Saginaw Shooting

By Jeff Smith
|  Monday, Mar 4, 2013  |  Updated 1:26 PM CDT
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Police Say Tips Lead to Arrest in Weekend Murder

Saginaw Police Dept.

Saginaw police released two photos from the convenience store. Officers say the photos were taken from video recording inside the store and show one of the arrested people, who is charged with failure to report.

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Police Say Tips Lead to Arrest in Weekend Murder

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Saginaw police made two arrests Monday in connection with a fatal shooting of a woman inside her car just after midnight Sunday morning.

Police identified the deceased victim as 33-year-old Deidra Louis Blackmon, of Dish, around 9 a.m., Monday morning.

Officer Damon Ing, of the Saginaw Police Department, identified the two people arrested on Monday as Jeffrey Hansana and Heather Rene Thompson.

Hansana was arrested on a charge of murder and is in jail under a $250,000 bond. Thompson was arrested on a charge of failure to report a felony and is in jail under a $10,000 bond.

Thompson was identified to police via tips from the public after they saw photos released from the convenience store (see above). In a press release, the Saginaw Police Department thanked the public for their quick response.

Police received a 911 call at about 12:05 a.m. about a shooting between two moving vehicles.

Police said it started with a verbal confrontation at a Valero store in the 100 block of Saginaw, then a short time later shots were fired in the 200 block of East Bailey Boswell Road. Police said a bullet went through the rear passenger window and hit Blackmon in the head.

Blackmon was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

NBC 5's Elvira Sakmari contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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