Man shot in the driveway of his NW Harris County home during drug deal turned robbery, deputies say

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Man shot in the driveway of his home may have been robbed, HCSO says
Deputies responded to the Northcrest Village subdivision after a woman reported that her husband was shot and possibly robbed. Neighbors told ABC13 they heard three gunshots.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was shot in the driveway of his home in the Northcrest Village subdivision in northwest Harris County on Tuesday morning.

Harris County Pct. 4 deputies responded to a home in the 21900 block of Catoosa Drive after a woman reported that her husband was shot and possibly robbed.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said a 58-year-old man was shot by two suspects in a dark-colored sedan. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

In an update from HCSO, investigators said it actually appears the man was shot during a drug deal that went wrong.

Officials said the man initially just told them he was robbed, but later changed his story and said he and two men were making a drug deal when the robbery took place.

Neighbors told ABC13 they heard three gunshots at 9:15 a.m., which is very unusual for the subdivision.

One neighbor said the family who lives at the address moved in just a few months ago.

So far, deputies have not been able to provide a good description of the suspects or the vehicle.

Investigators were looking for any surveillance cameras in the area.

The home where the shooting happened is in a cul-de-sac, so the suspects would have had to pull in, fire the rounds, turn around, and drive out the same way they came in.

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