Man fatally shoots himself in front of woman he used to date in Humble neighborhood, sheriff says

HUMBLE, Texas – Harris County Precinct 4 deputies are investigating after a man shot and killed himself in front of a woman he used to date in Humble Monday, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

Deputies responded to a weapons disturbance call in the 20200 block of Palomino Ridge Drive.

Authorities said when they arrived at the scene, they found a man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Gonzalez said.

According to HCSO, the man went to a woman’s home on Mustang Court. Deputies said the man forced the woman into a car at gunpoint and made her drive. At some point, deputies believe the man either shot himself or the gun accidentally discharged, hitting him in the stomach. The woman crashed the vehicle into a neighbor’s yard on Palomino Ridge Drive and got out, HCSO said.

Investigators said they are unsure of the current relationship between the man and woman, but they previously dated. It is also unknown who the vehicle belonged to.

While deputies believe this is likely a domestic suicide, they are still investigating the incident as a homicide.


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