Neighbor shot, killed during disturbance at apartment complex in Kingwood

HOUSTON – One man is dead after being shot by his neighbor at a Kingwood apartment complex early Saturday, according to Houston police.

It happened in the 2700 block of Bens Branch Drive before 4 a.m.

According to police, witnesses said a man who lived on the lower floor at the apartments went to his neighbor’s third-floor unit, where music was playing and two men were arguing. At some point, things escalated and one of the men opened fire, striking the neighbor.

The neighbor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Samuel Frasier, a resident, said the shooting happened right outside his window. He was on the phone with his girlfriend when he heard the argument.

“It was a big shock to me. The complex is usually pretty quiet,” he said. “There was music playing but nothing to warrant a complaint.”

Police are continuing to investigate. No charges have been filed at this time.

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