Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office: Woman fatally shoots uncle she reportedly thought was breaking in

Monday, November 30, 2015
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Woman shoots uncle who was trying to break in to mobile home on property.

CLEVELAND, TX (KTRK) -- Authorities in Liberty County are investigating a fatal shooting at a home in the 300 block of FM 1010.

A spokesman for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office says around 6:30 Sunday evening, a woman shot a man she thought was trying to break into her mobile home in the back of the property.

Family tells Eyewitness News that man was her husband's uncle. She shot him multiple times. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say they've gotten a few different stories about what happened. But preliminary information is that the man was banging on the door trying to break in after some sort of domestic dispute.

We spoke with two of the victim's relatives who tell us he had a history of severe mental illness. They say he asked at least two relatives Sunday to kill him.

The woman who shot him has not been arrested.

The shooting is under investigation.