Man who fatally shot ex-wife in NE Harris County found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound in Dallas, sheriff says

HOUSTON – The man who fatally shot his ex-wife Monday morning while her son was at home has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Dallas Monday afternoon after a lengthy search, Harris County sheriff’s deputies said.

Lorenzo White, 55, was located by U.S. Marshals after officers with Dallas Police Department initiated a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzales said in a tweet.

According to Gonzalez, officers said White refused to exit the vehicle and reportedly placed a gun to his head.

SWAT officers were called to assist and a short time later, White shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

What happened?

According to HCSO, dispatchers received a call from the woman’s 16-year-old son about a burglary in progress in the 9100 block of Saint Laurent Lane at around 12:30 a.m.

Dispatchers said the teen told them he believed it was his ex-stepfather and they could hear shots being fired during the call.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies identified the woman as Lisa Daniel.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the suspect, who was identified as White, fled the scene in a white Nissan Frontier truck with the license plate number TX#NKL-2014. He has been calling family members since the shooting happened, according to HCSO.

“We know the husband has been in contact with family members,” Sgt. Jason Brown with HCSO said. “He has admitted to the shooting, so he is familiar with what is going on.”

Deputies said there is a history of family violence.

White had a lengthy criminal background that extended back to 1997, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.