Fatal Montgomery County shooting involved person with ‘mental health issues’

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a person was shot in the Magnolia area Thursday.

Authorities said there is a heavy law enforcement presence in the 40000 block of Goldeneye Place.

The sheriff’s office said the call came in at 11:31 a.m. in reference to an assault with a firearm.

The caller reported a neighbor that he knew to have mental health issues approached him in his front yard. This resulted in an altercation where the homeowner shot the neighbor, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting at this time.

“This is an isolated incident, both parties knew each other, and there is no threat to the public. This remains an active investigation, and no further information is available at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said people who live in the 40000 block of Goldeneye Place in the Audubon subdivision will not be able to access their homes for a couple of hours, due to the ongoing investigation. Parents with children who ride the school bus who live in the 40000 block of Goldeneye Place in the Audubon subdivision will need to meet the school bus at Bay Warbler Way in North Herron Heights.

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