‘Oh my God dude – this is crazy man,’ Heartbreaking new footage shows moment Texas man found out he’d become a widower after wife was shot on her driveway while preparing for garage sale in 2019 murder that’s stumped cops
Footage has emerged showing the emotional moment a Texas man found out he had become a widower after his wife was shot in their driveway.
Elizabeth “Liz” Barraza, 29, was outside her home in Tomball on Jan. 25, 2019, when a black pickup truck pulled up and parked across the street.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect getting out of the truck, walking quickly to Barraza's home and shooting her in full-blown rage.
Newly surfaced video footage posted to YouTube has revealed the moment her husband Sergio Barraza learned of her death.
The footage, taken from a Harris County patrol car's in-car camera, shows Barraza whimpering in pain and telling officers, “Oh my God dude. This is crazy.'
Sergio Barraza is pictured on the right in recently released footage showing him sobbing in the back of a police car after finding out his wife had been murdered.
Newly surfaced video footage posted to YouTube shows the moment her husband Sergio Barraza, seen here with Liz, learns of her death
Barraza then questions the officers, saying, “So they just shot her and left?” in the video verified by ABC13.
He also tells the officers, “I'm leaving and I just saw on camera this vehicle stops and turns.
'I'm thinking there, and then I don't hear anything for a second. I heard four shots and a scream and then it was over.'
Barraza told the outlet, “It tears me apart to see that. It's hard to watch myself go through that and remember all that.
'It's really hard to relive all that. I'm sorry we haven't resolved this yet.'
The previously released surveillance footage shows a person, believed to be in disguise, approaching Elizabeth Barraza, shooting her and fleeing.
According to ABC13, the shooter told Barraza “good morning” before using a revolver to kill her so as not to leave any trace.
The video shows Barraza appearing to freeze at the sight of the gunman and stepping back as they approach her.
Only eight seconds pass before the suspect raises his arm and shoots her in full-blown rage, shooting three times.
Barraza falls to the ground and the suspect steps over her body and fires another shot.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Barraza was gruesomely murdered in her driveway while hosting a garage sale to raise money for her wedding day – and it was all caught on video
The pickup truck (pictured) was captured on a nearby surveillance camera shortly before Sergio left for work. Investigators believe the shooter may have waited until he left to make sure Barraza was alone
They are then seen sprinting back to the car and running away from the scene.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing the gunshots and Barraza was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries the next day.
Sergio Barraza had just left for work just minutes before his wife was murdered.
“A coward drove up, approached my daughter and changed our lives forever,” Barraza's father Bob Nuelle said during a 2019 press conference.
“An unknown assailant shot dead an unarmed and defenseless woman in a brutal act that demands justice. We could never have imagined life without her. We still can't do that.'
Barraza, 29, (pictured) died a day after she was shot outside her Tomball home on January 25
Sergio said he and his wife were active members of the Star Wars fan group the 501st Legion and often dressed up in costume to cheer up people at hospitals.
Barraza's husband Sergio Barraza had just left for work just minutes before she was killed.
Surveillance footage shows him leaving the house at 6:48 am. According to police, the gunman's truck stopped at the house at 6:52 a.m ABC-13.
Barraza's family said she planned the garage sale to make extra money for a trip she and Sergio took for their fifth wedding anniversary.
Barraza was an avid Star Wars and Harry Potter fan. Her family asked mourners to bring wands and lightsabers to her wake in February 2019.
Sergio has now remarried and told ABC13 that he still loves Liz and hopes an arrest will be made soon.
Sergio told the newspaper: “I hope the police just have something they can hold on to and get ready to wrap their jaws around it.”