Amber Tsai, the 32-year-old woman shot and killed by gunman Edward Freyman in Haltom City on Saturday, “will always be remembered for her humble heart and for making friends everywhere she went,” her sister Abigail wrote on a GoFundMe page.
Amber Tsai grew up in Queens County, New York, and graduated with a Master’s in Arts from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, according to LinkedIn and social media accounts.
Tsai was killed after Freyman took a handgun and rifle to the 5700 block of Diamond Oaks Drive North in Haltom City around 6:45 p.m. and began shooting, according to Haltom City police. She was found dead inside her home, police said.
Freyman also killed 33-year-old Collin Davis, who was found in the driveway, and shot and wounded three police officers and an elderly woman, and then ran from police before killing himself about a half mile from the original scene, authorities said.
Tsai and Davis were “great friends,” her sister told the Dallas Morning News.
Donations to the GoFundMe will go to funeral expenses “and to honor Amber as we say our last goodbyes,” the GoFundMe page reads.
“Words cannot describe the pain and loss we feel,” the fundraising post says. “We will miss you so much every day. We appreciate your support as we navigate through this heartbreaking time.”
The page had raised more than $9,000 toward its $15,000 goal as of Monday morning.
Abigail Tsai told the Dallas Morning News in an email that, “I want others to know Amber was so kind, smart, and loved by so many. She literally made friends everywhere she went because she just got along with everyone.”
A friend of Amber’s, Amanda Cree, wrote in a public Facebook post that, “I can’t find the words you deserve. I can say I love you and how deeply I will miss you. You will always be an infectiously joyous spirit. Your charisma, extroversion, spunk and eagerness to make everyone around you feel safe, welcomed and included. I love you Amber Tsai and this planet lost one of the best humans. My heart goes out to your family and the community we built is grieving heavily.”
Jay Zhang, a friend who said he attended high school with Amber, wrote in a Facebook post, “Her life was tragically taken all too soon. She was such a light in everyone’s lives, someone who had one of the most infectious laughs. She was KIND and NICE, when the world was CRUEL and UNFORGIVING. She made friends WHEREVER she went.”
According to property records, Tsai bought the home on Diamond Oaks Drive in Haltom City in December 2020. She started working for ThriveDX, a cybersecurity and digital skills trade school based out of Miami, Florida, a month before she moved, according to her LinkedIn.
She was a senior admissions adviser at ThriveDX, according to LinkedIn.
Police said Freyman knew Tsai and Davis, but the exact nature of their connections was not immediately clear.
Not much is known yet about Freyman, who lived in Fort Worth, according to public records. He does not appear to have a criminal record in Tarrant County, according to court records.