Webster flower shop murder shocks community

June 17, 2013 3:39:00 PM PDT
Webster police are still trying to figure out who gunned down Brenda Dickey at the NASA Flowers shop this weekend. At the same time, customers are just learning the news and are shocked.

On a day NASA Flowers is usually open, the doors were locked and the lights were out Monday after Dickey, a relative of owner Mark Dickey, died of a gunshot wound to the head.

This is the busy season for florists with weddings every weekend. Linda Oliveri owns a flower shop in Seabrook and wants to help the family.

"I heard that they had had a problem here Saturday night," Oliveri said. "I didn't know if they would need someone to help them out with orders or if they needed a place to work."

Webster police say they got a call about a robbery in progress at the shop in the 200 block of East NASA Parkway around 7:30pm Saturday. When they got there, they found Dickey shot, but no suspects.

The woman died at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

On Monday, customers who had not heard the tragic news came by.

"It's amazing in this area that would take place here," Denny Autry said.

Autry came to return vases from his daughter's wedding, and he had a clue as to why the flower shop may have been targeted.

"Saturdays are big days and Mark gives a discount," he said. "Somebody must have known that Mark gives a discount if you pay in cash."

If you have any information, you're asked to call Webster police at 281-316-4160.

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