The son called 911 around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday from their home on Ella Boulevard near Grand Point Road.
The 16-year-old son was in his bedroom alone when he heard a gunshot, Harris County deputies said. He ran downstairs to find his mother dead, and the shooter nowhere to be found.
The suspect took off in his mother's car, deputies believe.
A woman was shot and killed while her 16yo son was home in another room. He came out to find Mom dead.@HCSOTexas detectives say it looks like the shooter kicked in the front door, shot her, then took off in her car. No description of shooter yet. Will keep you posted. pic.twitter.com/TwzWahEQgG— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) July 20, 2021
Detectives say it looks like the shooter kicked in the door to get inside.
Investigators are looking for a long-term boyfriend, possibly ex-boyfriend, who's in the woman's life.
Detectives say he hasn't been around in a few months, but they've been called to the apartment before to handle domestic issues between the couple.
The boyfriend is not considered a suspect at this time, but detectives do want to find out where he was last night.
"There's a third adult male we believe resides in the apartment, or has resided in the apartment, that is not here," Sgt. Dennis Wolfford said. "We are looking for him at this point. We do not know if he is a suspect or just a witness that we want to talk to."
Deputies have not released a suspect description.
Overnight, officials discovered a car submerged in water nearby on Ella Boulevard. Detectives confirmed it's not the woman's car.
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