Man dies after being shot several times by wife during fight with her, teen son, HCSO says

HOUSTON – A man was killed after being shot several times during a fight with his wife and teenage son Sunday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the 7800 block of Bunker Wood Lane around 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, they found the husband, Jose Martinez, dead from gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the couple had gotten into an argument, which escalated when their 14-year-old attempted to intervene. The wife, Marybel Robles, told investigators that her husband began beating their son, and in defense of herself and their child, she shot him.

The Harris County grand jury will decide if any charges will be filed.


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