POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Child's Death at 5401 Rampart

October 2, 2018 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a child at 5401 Rampart about 11:45 a.m. on September 5.  

The suspect, Shandricka Nakesha Mack (b/f, 27), is charged with murder and injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the 180th State District Court.  She is accused in the death of her daughter, Kaliyah McCowan, 2, of the above address.  

A booking photo of Mack is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers K. James and J. Young reported:  

HPD officers were flagged down after baby Kaliyah was found unresponsive.  While waiting for paramedics to provide medical assistance to Kaliyah, officers noticed external injuries on her younger sister, Kaniyah, 1.  Both girls were transported to an area hospital, where Kaliyah was pronounced deceased.  

Further investigation determined both girls had been severely beaten by their mother, Mack.  She was taken into custody on September 21 and charged for her role in her daughter's death.  

Shandricka Nekesha Mack
Shandricka Nekesha Mack
VHS/JFC 10-2-18
Inc. #112903418

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