Surveillance video captured moments before one of two deadly shootings in east Harris County

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Deputies look for a connection between two deadly shootings in east Harris County.

A woman and a man have been shot and killed in two different locations in northeast Harris County. Sheriff's Deputies are investigating to see if the shootings are related.

One of the shootings was caught on surveillance video.

First, around 6 a.m. Monday, a 61-year-old woman was shot to death in the driveway of a home in the 12300 block of Greencanyon Drive in northeast Harris County.

Deputies believe the victim's estranged 53-year-old husband shot her and then drove away in a black Toyota Tundra.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two deadly shootings in east Harris County
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Deputies say the man fatally shot his wife in the driveway of a home in northeast Harris County.



A neighbor told investigators that the man and woman had a fight before the shooting.

"The victim did try to flee from the suspect. At one point, he did run to her, grab her and discharged his weapon, shooting her," Harris County Sheriff's Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.

Neighbors told deputies that a man and woman were having a physical altercation before the man shot his wife to death.

Deputies say a child was inside the home at the time of the shooting, but was not aware of what happened.

Family members told deputies that the couple had been separated for a while and were in the process of getting a divorce.

Meanwhile, deputies are working to investigate the possible connection between this and a second shooting nearby.

Just after 8 a.m., a shooting happened just in front of a trucking business on Kindred Drive, also in east Harris County.

Family members identified the victim as Thorton Jack Bivens, a manager at the trucking business.



"He's a good fellow, he works every day man, he works come home, and just go to his house," said said Beverly Quiller, one of Bivens' sisters. "He doesn't bother anybody."

In surveillance video obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News, you can see the moments before and after Bivens was killed caught on chilling surveillance video.

The video shows a black Toyota Tundra drive on to Kindred shortly after 6:30 in the morning. The truck waits at a nearby parking lot until 8 a.m. Bivens, who is driving a Chevy truck, is seen pulling into the business shortly before 8 a.m. Moments later, the Toyota truck pulls out of the parking lot, and drives toward Bivens' direction.

Investigators say the driver fired three to five shots at Bivens. Video captures the Toyota Tundra driving off before he was caught.

"I'm sitting back here in the corner. I just heard gunshots. It just echoed through here. I just didn't even bother to look," said Tony Rogers, who works nearby.

Investigators have not officially linked the two shootings. But the truck description in both cases is the same: a black Toyota Tundra, being driven by an African American male in his 50s-60s.

If you have any information, you are urged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Department.

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