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Man accused of gunning down pregnant girlfriend in Texas is in custody, police say

Kwanmaine Boyd, 25, was wanted for the Oct. 6 killing of Cavanna Smith.

The suspect in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend in Texas last month was arrested on suspicion of capital murder, authorities said Monday.

The man, Kwanmaine Boyd, 25, was wanted in the killing of Cavanna Smith, 25, on Oct. 6.

Houston police said in a statement that he was taken into custody without incident Friday. Additional details about the circumstances of his apprehension weren’t immediately available.

Cavanna Smith.Facebook

Smith, who was newly pregnant, was found shot to death on a street north of downtown Houston shortly before 7 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Harris County District Court. She appeared to have been shot in the head.

A witness told investigators that he saw a gunman fire once before the man fled in a white pickup truck, the documents say.

Just before the shooting, Smith texted a friend to say that “Kwan” had kidnapped her and that she was in the back of his truck, according to the documents.

“He got my money and don’t want to give it to me,” Smith wrote when the friend asked what had happened, the documents say.

Investigators found a card in Smith’s home addressed to Boyd revealing the pregnancy. A nurse who had seen Smith the day before she was killed believed she was 4½ weeks pregnant.