Military recruiter kills wife as NCIS interviews her about domestic abuse allegations, sheriff says

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Friday, September 23, 2022
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A woman is dead after investigators said her husband shot her and an NCIS agent. The husband was later shot and killed by deputies after allegedly opening fire. More in the video a

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation into a domestic violence allegation ended in a shooting that killed a woman and injured an NCIS agent in a Humble-area neighborhood Thursday afternoon, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The events unfolded in the 12500 block of Tullich Run, where agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Services were interviewing a woman about the report made against her husband, a military recruiter.

At some point during the interview, the suspect arrived at the scene, dashed inside the home and shot the woman who was holding a child in her arms. The suspect then left the house, where he encountered the NCIS agents and exchanged gunfire.

One of the agents was injured as a result of the shooting. He was taken to the hospital and is in fair condition.

The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was still holding on to her unharmed child, Gonzalez said.

The suspect fled the shooting scene in a dark-colored sedan and it's believed he was headed to his mother's house in northwest Harris County.

Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office found the suspect at Mist Lane near Jones Road. That's when the suspect got out of the vehicle, with a firearm in his hand, and shots were fired between him and the deputies. The suspect was shot and killed at the scene.

An investigation is still ongoing.

A previous version of this story stated the shooting was in an Atascocita-area neighborhood, that has since been updated.

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