35-year-old Erica Allen lived in League City, Texas. She had two children, ages 7 and 2, and was in the process of divorcing her husband, 40-year-old Nicholas Allen.
Erica worked as a principal for Heights Elementary School, part of the Texas City Independent School District.
Erica was a beloved part of her school district. The children who went to her school and their parents just adored her, as did her coworkers.
On May 13th, at 10:07 in the morning, officers with the League City Police Department rushed to Erica’s home after receiving a 911 call about a home invasion.
When officers got to her house that sits on Westwood Drive, they quickly learned that was not the case.
Facebook; pictured above is Erica
“When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old, Erica Rene Allen dead in the front yard of a home,” the League City Police Department explained in a press release.
“Witnesses stated that they saw Erica Allen’s husband, 40-year-old, Nicholas Allen, shoot her and then go back into his home.”
“Officers were unable to establish contact with Nicholas Allen and secured the home until the tactical team arrived.”