Woman shot while working in SW Houston, husband later commits suicide

According to detectives on the scene, a man drove up to the guard shack in an 18-wheeler. He got out of the cab and ran down the female security guard working there. Police say the man shot her several times, got back in his big rig and drove off.

March 2, 2013 9:13:35 PM PST
A female security guard was shot to death while working at a business in southwest Houston, and police say it was her husband who pulled the trigger.

Investigators say a female security was shot while working at Grocer's Supply on Holcombe in southwest Houston. The killer escaped the scene, but police believe he later shot and killed himself following a standoff with officers.

It all started in southwest Houston. Police say a man drove in an 18-wheeler to Grocer's Supply at around 4:30pm. He jumped out of the truck with a gun, ran around until he found his wife who police say worked there as a security guard, and then shot her multiple times. Several witnesses watched as he killed his wife.

"Witnesses described a man in the parking lot brandishing a pistol, chasing one of the security guards. The man fired five to eight times at the security guard. The security guard fell as a result of being shot, the suspect continued to fire at the unarmed security guard ... who died as result of the injuries," said C.P. Abbondandolo with HPD Homicide. "A number of witnesses saw the suspect. The suspect obviously didn't care if anyone saw him."

Police say the man then jumped in his truck and drove off. Police later found him in Fort Bend County, where he shot and killed himself.

Police have not identified either person at this time, but the woman worked for Houston Harris Division Patrol. We are told the couple had a young son together.

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