Texas woman wanted in fatal shooting of pro cyclist

A manhunt is underway for a Texas woman who authorities say fatally shot and killed a 25-year-old professional cyclist after having an affair with her boyfriend.

Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, is wanted by the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Austin police after allegedly shooting Anna “Mo” Wilson on May 11 while Wilson was staying at a friend’s apartment in Austin before a local race, according to an arresting affidavit.

Wilson had just returned to the apartment after spending several hours with fellow professional cyclist Colin Strickland, 34, when a friend found her shot several times inside, authorities said.

Surveillance video taken outside the apartment captured Armstrong’s vehicle at the time of the shooting and ballistic evidence strongly suggested a handgun belonging to Armstrong was used to kill Wilson. Armstrong, when questioned by detectives about her vehicle seen outside Wilson’s residence, “had no explanation as to why he was in the area,” authorities said.

Armstrong, who had not been charged at the time of this interview, has not been heard from since May 13.

Strickland, questioned by detectives, said he went swimming and dined with Wilson the night he died and lied about his whereabouts to Armstrong, with whom he lived and was romantically involved. His reluctance to admit his contact with Wilson to Armstrong followed earlier jealousy issues, he said.

Strickland said he first met Wilson during a short breakup with Armstrong in October last year. When he and Armstrong later got back together, he said he had to hide any ongoing communication with Wilson from her. He changed Wilson’s name in his phone’s address book and deleted all messages exchanged to prevent Armstrong from getting upset and blocking Wilson’s number in his phone, which he said he did, according to the affidavit of arrest.

Text messages sent between Wilson and Strickland in January, however, suggested that Wilson believed she was romantically involved with Strickland even though he was still dating Armstrong.

A friend of Wilson’s, who asked to remain publicly anonymous, told police that Wilson and Strickland were romantically involved “again, again” and that Armstrong contacted Wilson several times and told him to stay home. Strickland Gap.

An anonymous caller who contacted Austin police after the shooting said she heard Armstrong express a desire to kill Wilson in January after Armstrong discovered Strickland was romantically involved with Wilson, despite them being whole.

Armstrong reportedly “became furious and trembled with anger.” She said she wanted to kill Wilson and mentioned she had recently purchased a gun or was planning to, the caller told police.

Anyone with information about Armstrong’s whereabouts is urged to contact the US Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or submit a tip online.

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