UPDATE: 23-year-old man charged with murder after grandmother fatally shot at Tomball home, sheriff says

Man Charged in Grandmother's Death
Man Charged in Grandmother's Death

TOMBALL, Texas – A 23-year-old man faces a murder charge after his grandmother was fatally shot at a home in Tomball Sunday morning, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. An 11-year-old girl from a neighboring home suffered a graze wound to the head related to the shooting.

Marcus Hanson was charged with murder, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Around 12:50 a.m. Sunday, Harris County deputies responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the 23400 block of Bettywood Lane. Arriving units located a woman with multiple gunshot wounds dead inside a home.

The woman’s 58-year-old husband and her 23-year-old grandson, who also lives at the residence, were inside the home when she was shot, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were initially told that upon hearing shots fired into the home, the grandson then went outside and reportedly discharged several rounds at a vehicle.

During the investigation, deputies received a report of another shooting victim in the area -- an 11-year-old girl from a home across the street who had been hit with a projectile while she had been playing with her siblings in her parent’s bedroom.

She suffered a graze wound to the head. Paramedics treated her at the scene and she was later transported to the hospital, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The 23-year-old man was detained by deputies and later charged with murder, Gonzalez said.


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