Aija Hunter: 24-Year-Old Hurricane Relief Worker Shot Dead In Florida
Aija Hunter had her own family cleaning business in Houston, Texas, but because she had a big heart, she wanted to help Florida residents with Hurricane Michael cleanup. It was her last good dead.
Hunter, 24, was shot and killed in what Fort Walton County police are calling a “tragic isolated incident,” according to media reports.
Hunter helped run a cleaning business called Majestic Hands. She described Hunter as an "extremely positive, loving and giving person."
Hunter's mother, Michelle Anderson, told the Houston Chronicle that she’s still struggling with the tragic loss of her daughter.
"I haven't even been able to process exactly what I'm feeling right now," Anderson was quoted as saying.
From media reports, Hunter was one of five people from Houston living in Okaloosa Island, about an hour east of Pensacola. They were all working for a company sent to provide hurricane relief in Panama City.
Authorities say about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, Hunter and the others were at a Greyhound Bus station sitting in a van when an argument ensued.
Law enforcement officials said that 24-year-old Ledesma Vonzell Wooden allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot Hunter in the abdomen as well as another person, who didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries.
Wooden was outside of the van when the shooting occurred, according to Weartv.
Wooden is facing homicide, attempted murder and aggravated battery charges, according to police.