Homicide and Amber Alert suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say


HOUSTON – A 37-year-old man suspected of killing his estranged wife outside of a home on the Northwest side Sunday morning has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Richard Concepcion's 18-month-old son after police said he fled the scene of his estranged wife's murder, taking the child with him. 

It all started around 8 a.m. Sunday when Police were called to the 10400 block of Arbor Bluff for assistance in a custody exchange. While en route to the home, police got a call for shots fired.

A neighbor told KSAT-12 she called police after she heard three shots fired, the baby crying and then two more shots.

When police arrived at the home, they found the 18-month-old's mother fatally shot at the doorstep.

Police said the Concepcion suspect took off with the toddler in a white 2016 Toyota Tundra which was later found in Guadalupe County. 

Concepcion's 18-month-old son Aaron Joseph Concepcion was found in the back seat unharmed and Concepcion was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. First responders attempted to save Concepcion's life, but he died.

Police said the 18-month-old's father had moved out approximately three months ago and since the separation, authorities had been called out to the home several times for "domestic issues."

Online court records show Concepcion was in the middle of divorce proceedings and that a temporary restraining order was issued.

Records show the Concepcion's wife filed for divorce on Oct. 30 and that a temporary restraining order was granted on Oct. 31.