22-year-old man arrested after woman shot in Splendora

Splendora shooting (Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office)

SPLENDORA, Texas – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a 22-year-old man has been arrested after a shooting in Splendora Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said at approximately 12:02 p.m., the Splendora Police Department responded to a shooting in the 14000 block of Lucas Lane.

Officers arrived and found a 37-year-old woman with a single gunshot wound and immediately began life saving measures. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she is in stable condition.

The suspect, Nicholas Starkey, fled the scene on foot. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist and a perimeter was set up. An MCSO K9 unit located the suspect and he was transported to the Montgomery County Jail where he will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“The victim and suspect were acquaintances and this shooting appears to have stemmed from an argument amongst the individuals involved,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said this was an isolated incident between the parties involved and there is no danger to the public.

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