HCSO: Man in custody after girlfriend shot, killed

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HOUSTON, Texas – A man is in custody after his girlfriend was shot and killed inside his apartment Saturday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, Tanya Melton, 47, was shot and killed around 3:25 a.m. Saturday at an apartment in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Ct.

Investigators said they believe Melton was killed by her boyfriend Roger Douglas, 49. 

On Saturday, Douglas was transported to the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, where he provided investigators with a statement.

Shortly after, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted murder charges on Douglas and charges are pending. Douglas is being held in the Harris County Jail, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at (713) 274-9100.

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.