Deputies: Suspect shoots, kills man at home in Mission Bend
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say fatally shot a man at a home in Mission Bend.
Investigators are not sure if the shooting is a case of murder or self-defense.
Deputies are looking for Brion Jackson in connection with the incident.
Deputies were called at around 11:22 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 15100 block of Paso Real for a family disturbance.
When deputies arrived they found one person shot and killed. The shooter had left the scene.
The victim was identified by family members as Chevy Leal.
According to investigators, Leal and his wife Jessica separated last December. The couple's four children remained with their mother at the family home.
Neighbor Chris Ramirez said Chevy Leal was close to his children.
“I know he was real heartbroken about it, but I didn't think anything like this would happen. I actually saw him last night and we talked and it seemed like it was fine.” Ramirez said.
Investigators say Leal went to the house this morning to pick up some personal items and discovered another man, a friend of his wife, was visiting. Deputies identified the man as Brion Jackson.
They say Jackson was in a rear bedroom when Leal entered the house and began arguing with his wife. The argument became a shoving match they say, and then escalated when Mrs. Leal armed herself with a butcher knife and her husband picked up a metal bar.
Deputies say at that point, Jackson entered the room, pulled a pistol and shot Chevy Leal. Jackson hurriedly left the house in a BMW, possibly blue in color. Sheriff's detectives are still searching for him to question him.
Leal's cousin, John Ferel, heard about the shooting in a news report and rushed to the house to learn when he got there that Leal had been killed.
“It just went to extreme that's all. It just went to extremes, that's all it was. It went too far, and to take somebody's life, it just ain't right.” Ferel said.