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'I could see it coming, but not this': Younger son in Tomball shooting says parents had issues

TOMBALL, Texas – One person is dead and two others hospitalized after police said a father shot his wife and son after a domestic disturbance in the Tomball area.

Emergency calls poured in to the Tomball Police Department around 10 p.m. Thursday to report the shooting at a home near South Walnut and McPhail streets, authorities said.

Officers said they found the wife and son shot multiple times when they arrived. Both were taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition, according to police.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said authorities set up a perimeter in the area and while searching, they came across the father’s body, which had a gunshot wound to the head.

According to authorities, they had been called out to the home multiple times in the past for domestic disturbances.

James Jacobson, the couple’s younger son, identified his father, wife and younger brother as Trent Jacobson, Kathy Jacobson and Jerry, aka Chris, Jacobson, 33.

"I don't got a father no more. He's gone," Jacobson said.

James Jacobson said he had a good childhood, but as his parents grew older, the issues between them progressed.

"Since (my father) was so ill, everything bothered him,” Jacobson said. “I could see it coming, but not this. I could see somebody going to jail, but not (this).”

James Jacobson said his parents got married when they were 18 and had been together for over 30 years.

According to James Jacobson, his mother was taken to a hospital in The Woodlands and is out of surgery and talking.

A neighbor said Chris Jacobson ran to his house for help after the shooting. 

“Chris opened the door. He kinda did that, stumbled in. He got to about here when he collapsed in my arms and I brought him out,” said neighbor Michael Baker. “(Chris) said that he’s shot. ‘Dad shot me and I’m not gonna make it.’”

Baker’s training from years in the Navy kicked in.

"I kept thinking, ‘Oh, his dad is gonna come back and finish the job,’” said Baker. “My neighbor came up. I handed him my gun and just said, ‘Just watch my back,’ and I started working on Chris.”

Jerry, or Chris, Jacobson is at Ben Taub Hospital, and James Jacobson said he does not know his brother’s condition yet.


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