Man charged in shooting death of neighbor at Kingwood apartments, police say

Tyler J. Binette, 20, is facing murder charges for killing his 58-year-old neighbor in Kingwood. (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a man who shot and killed his neighbor during an altercation in Kingwood early Saturday, according to Houston police.

Tyler J. Binette, 20, is charged with the murder.

The shooting took place at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Bens Branch Drive around 4 a.m.

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According to police, the neighbor, 58, went upstairs to the third-floor unit where he heard loud music and two men arguing. Somehow, the neighbor got involved in the argument and things escalated. At some point, Binette shot the neighbor, killing him.

Binette was arrested at the scene. The other man involved in the argument was not charged.

Binette is set to appear in court on Tuesday.


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