Man, 23, shot four times in north Harris County

Charges are pending against a homeowner who shot a 23-year-old man during a confrontation outside his house
April 22, 2014 8:13:10 PM PDT
One person had to be flown to a hospital after a shooting Tuesday night in north Harris County.

It happened in the 7500 block of Fox Star Lane.

There were apparently plenty of witnesses to this shooting; deputies are interviewing them now. So far, it's believed that the shooting is the result of a confrontation between two young men and a homeowner.

According to Harris County Constable's Pct. 4 Office, two young men came by this house once early Tuesday evening and exchanged words with the homeowner. At that time, the 37-year-old homeowner shooed them off his property. The two young men came back and started another confrontation. They refused to leave when asked, so the homeowner got a gun from his SUV in driveway and shot the 23-year-old four times. The other young man ran away.

What's still unclear is why the fight started in the first place.

"Basically right now, from what we understand, he was asked to leave the gentleman's property and he didn't leave," Pct. 4 Capt. Wally Wieghat said.

"Started back talking to the man, the man pulled out a gun. He started backing up, turned around and tried to run again. The man fired two shots; he fell, and he fired two more," eyewitness Leon Gamble said.

"So he shot him in the back?" we asked him.

"Yeah shot him in the back," he said. "I saw it."

The victim was taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. He'd suffered three shots to the lower back, and one to the shoulder. At last check, he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Deputies confirm neither young man was armed.

Charges are pending against homeowner.

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