Man fatally shoots woman during disturbance in Channelview, HCSO says

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HOUSTON – A man is facing a murder charge after shooting a woman in Channelview Wednesday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Harris County Precinct 3 deputies responded to reports of a shooting at duplex apartments located in the 700 block of Coolidge Street around 11:30 a.m.

Deputies said when they arrived at the scene, they found the victim, Tempe Shelton, 62, inside a wrecked Ford Explorer. Witnesses told HCSO the suspect was a man identified as Adrian Lowe, 32. Channelview EMS responded and pronounced Shelton dead at the scene.

According to investigators, Lowe lives in one of the duplex houses. Deputies said Shelton was riding in the Ford Explorer with four other individuals and the Ford Explorer pulled up to Lowe’s apartment. Lowe came out of his apartment with a rifle, told the individuals to leave, and fired two shots, HCSO said. Investigators said the driver of the Explorer tried to flee the scene but struck the garbage dumpster in the driveway. After the shooting, deputies said two men in the Explorer confronted Lowe and a brief physical confrontation occurred.

Investigators with the HCSO Homicide and Crime Scene units said Lowe surrendered to authorities, was transported, and provided investigators with a statement. The rifle was recovered at the scene and a murder charge is pending against Lowe, deputies said.