Man shoots woman he used to date before turning gun on himself in murder-suicide in Montrose, police say

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a woman was fatally shot by a man before he turned the gun on himself in Montrose Wednesday, officers with the Houston Police Department said.

HPD units responded to a welfare check call in the 1000 block of Van Buren Street around 8:20 p.m. It was reported that a 29-year-old woman, who police said is the victim, left work and was supposed to return back, but she didn’t. Police said neighbors were concerned for the woman’s safety and called 911.

When officers made entry into the apartment, the woman and a 31-year-old were located with what appears to be gunshot wounds to the head, investigators said.

According to police, it was reported the two were in a dating relationship but broke up during the summer of 2022. Officers said the man had a gun near his body and a gun holster in his waistband. At this time, it has not been determined why the man was at the location, HPD said.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600.