Details murky around deadly shooting

February 9, 2009 9:15:44 PM PST
Houston police spent hours interviewing a woman in her 60's in connection with the shooting death of her husband. It happened on Alba near Dolly Wright in northeast Houston Monday afternoon. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Investigators interviewed the grandson of the victim for a couple of hours. Then they talked to the wife of the victim, who they say is responsible for the shooting. But they have not ruled out the possibility that the deadly shooting was an accident.

Neighbors could not believe what they were watching as crime tape went up around the Alba street home. Their neighbor's hands were bagged by police and grieving relatives arrived at the scene

Neighbor Addie Anderson said, "It's shocking, not only to me, but to our whole neighborhood."

Anderson says the victim, a man in his 60s, was well known in the neighborhood and would often pass by and wave with a smile on his face.

"He was a community servant," she said. "He was a good man. I feel very hurt because we have suffered a great loss in this community."

Homicide investigators say they were called to the scene by the shooter, who they say is the victim's wife.

HPD Officer Todd Tyler said, "It's my knowledge from phone calls I received from my office that she has actually called twice to 911 on this."

Police say the call came in as a family disturbance. The husband, wife and a grandson were all in the living room.

"He is a minor and he was a witness to it," Officer Tyler said.

As neighbors watched the chaos of a crime scene on their street, Addie Anderson could not help but think about Saturday, the last time she saw her relative alive.

"He was just a good man in the community," Anderson said. "Our hearts are sad today because it's such a great loss."

No charges have been filed in this case. Officials haven't released the name of the victim.

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