Man admits to shooting woman several times in north Harris County, deputies say

Woman shot and killed, man in custody in north Harris County
Woman shot and killed, man in custody in north Harris County

SPRING, Texas – A woman died Thursday after being shot several times at a home in north Harris County.

The shooting was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on Fox Mill Lane near Rothwood Road.

Sgt. Jason Brown, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the home and found the woman inside, suffering from several gunshot wounds. The woman, who was later identified as 34-year-old Jessica Snodgrass, was flown to a hospital where she died, Brown said.

According to Brown, Snodgrass was staying at the home with the homeowners, identified as 35-year-old Philip Beach and his wife.

During an interview with investigators, deputies said Beach admitted to shooting Snodgrass with a handgun.

Investigators said they believe Beach’s reason for shooting Snodgrass may be related to mental health issues.

Beach’s wife was also taken into custody for questioning, and investigators said her statement matched that of her husband.

Beach has been charged with murder. He is being held in the Harris County Jail.


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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.

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