AN argument between a couple ended with the woman being fatally shot in front of her two children.
Frances Kendra Lucero, 27, was on the way back home from a family dinner on March 6 when an argument broke out between her and her partner, Romier Narag, 27.
According to police, Narag allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot Frances as she ran towards their California home around 7.30pm that night.
The Daly City Police Department said Frances was shot four times and Narag was promptly arrested.
Police said the woman was shot in front of her children – ages three and four.
Narag has been charged with murder, child endangerment, having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and having a concealed loaded weapon.
He is currently being held at the Maguire Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in court on March 16.
The children are being cared for by the mother’s family and are being evaluated by social workers.
In an emotional tribute on Facebook, her sister called Frances her “built-in best friend” and her “platonic soulmate.”
“I will forever love you and miss you. I wish I could just hug you one more time,” read the post.
“Get one more conversation with you. I will forever be blessed with being able to call myself Frances Kendra’s little sister.”
According to GoFundMe, Frances leaves behind her parents, a younger brother and sister, and her two children.
“Frances dedicated her life to her children and always spread the love she had to share,” read the fundraiser.
” She was the most genuine, thoughtful, loyal and ambitious woman we’ve all been blessed to know.”
The page has managed to raise nearly $40,000 of a $30,000 goal in four days to help cover the cost of Frances’ memorial services “as well as any extra assistance we can give to help her family survive this hard time.”