HOUSTON -

Houston police investigating the shooting death of a woman in southwest Houston have arrested and charged her roommate.

Officers responded to the home at 5607 Trafalgar Drive early Sunday morning just after midnight.

The 44-year-old victim and the suspect, Dereck Labrock Smith, 59, lived together at the home.

According to investigators, the two began to argue and that's when Smith allegedly got a rifle and shot the woman once. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have not yet released the victim's name, pending notification of family.

Smith is charged with murder.