22-year-old shot, killed by her ex-boyfriend in NW Harris County, sheriff says; Gunman arrested

HOUSTON – A 22-year-old woman was reportedly shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in northwest Harris County, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The deadly shooting was reported at 11:47 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex, located in the 8500 block of Point Park.

Gonzalez said the woman was inside one of the units when the 28-year-old gunman forced his way in.

According to investigators, the man fired one shot, killing the woman.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect immediately fled from the scene, according to law enforcement.

Hours later, a SWAT team responded to an apartment complex at 21919 Clay Road where they were able to make contact with the suspect over the phone, however, he quickly changed locations.

Officers say they were eventually able to find him in east Harris County in the 400 block of Independence Parkway and take him into custody.


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