Former Sugar Land officer shoots neighbor in Riverpark neighborhood after man refuses to leave property, police say

HOUSTON – Police are investigating after they said a former Sugar Land police officer shot his neighbor who refused to leave his property Sunday night.

Police said the shooting happened in the Riverpark neighborhood at a home located in the 5700 block of Silas Creek around 9:30 p.m. Officers said the man and his next door neighbor had an argument in the former officer’s garage before the shooting occurred.

According to the victim’s family, the 28-year-old man was on the sidewalk when he was shot in the stomach. The man underwent his second surgery Monday for the gunshot wound, they said. Family members also told KPRC 2 that the victim had a bipolar disorder.

The Sugar Land Police Department has confirmed that the former officer retired from the department three years ago after a long career.

Investigators said no arrests have been made. The shooting is still under investigation, police said.

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