Mom Shot to Death in Front of Her Kids on Valentine’s Day

Christina Harrison, a 23-year-old woman, has been charged with murder after fatally shooting 26-year-old Alexandria Cress Borys in the back during a Valentine’s Day dispute in the parking lot of a Kroger in Irmo, South Carolina. Despite fleeing the scene in a white Ford,

Harrison turned herself in later that night. She has been booked at the Lexington County Detention Center.

The victim’s husband, Tyler Borys, said that Alexandria Cress Borys was shot while their 2-year-old child and an infant were in the car. Tyler Borys described his wife as a cosmetologist and nursing school student who was the “best wife you could ever ask for,” adding that she was also a great mother. He had recently lost his brother to a gunshot wound just six days prior to the incident.

Tyler Borys launched a GoFundMe campaign in Alexandria’s memory after the shooting. He described her as a “beautiful woman, wonderful mother, compassionate wife, trusting friend, and so much more.”

In a statement, Irmo Police Chief Bobby Dale called the shooting a “senseless” incident in which “tempers flared, and someone let anger get the best of them.”

Harrison has been charged with murder and other weapons-related offenses, but it is not clear if she has retained an attorney to comment on her behalf. She appeared in court on Wednesday. However, according to The Lexington County Bond Court, her private attorney waived the hearing.