Woman’s teenage son finds her shot to death at apartment in north Harris County, deputies say

Deputies say the woman’s car is missing

HOUSTON – A woman was found shot to death by her teenage son inside her apartment Tuesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the woman’s body was found by her 16-year-old son around 12:55 a.m. at an apartment located at 15100 Ella Blvd. around 12:55 a.m.

According to investigators, the teen was home and heard gunfire as well as the garage door opening and closing. Deputies said the teen came downstairs and found his mother, who has been identified as Tonya Anderson, in the bathroom with at least one gunshot wound. Authorities said the woman’s son ran to his father’s apartment a short distance away where they called 911.

“The son is pretty distraught,” said Sgt. Dennis Wolford with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “He wants to know what happened to his mother.”

Deputies said when EMS arrived, they pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Investigators said it appears there was forced entry into the residence. Deputies said the woman’s car is missing from the garage.

Deputies thought they found the woman’s car submerged in a body of water but later confirmed it was not her vehicle. They are now searching for the woman’s missing boyfriend, who investigators say used to live with the mother and son.

“That’s pretty dangerous. I’m just glad the kid didn’t get hurt it shouldn’t have to lead to that,” said neighbor Marcus Milton. “It’s just really sad.”

The woman’s identity has not been released.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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