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Woman shoots man in head at SW Houston apartments, police say

HOUSTON – A man was killed and a woman was injured during a shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Houston, police said.

The shooting was reported at 4:53 p.m. in the 4800 block of Fuqua Street.

Houston police said the couple was romantically involved. Police said 35-year-old Tyrone T. Scott aggressively drove up to her apartment and used his car to block her into her garage after he saw her talking to a male friend.

The woman's friend left and parked his vehicle nearby.

Police said Scott and the woman argued and he begin hitting her in the head and face.

“He came over and he demanded some things of her that she was not willing to produce,” said Houston Police Department Detective Fil Waters. “He assaulted her by striking her in the face with his fist.”

Police said she grabbed a pistol from her car to defend herself. They said she fired at Scott and struck him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said she was also was injured after accidentally shooting herself in the wrist.  

“In the moment, she not only shot the person that assaulted her, but also shot herself,” Waters said.

A neighbor said the woman called out to her for help, saying she had shot a man in the head and that she didn't mean too, but that he wouldn't leave.  

Another witness was the woman’s friend. He was in his car when the fight broke out.

“He heard the gunshots, saw her come out of the garage and she was bleeding,” Waters said. “He was the one who called 911.”

Police said the woman was taken to the hospital with a self-inflicted gun wound to the arm.

Waters said he will not be asking for charges to be filed against the woman unless he learns of information that changes the case.   Ultimately, he said the decision lies with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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