Houston police said the early-morning shooting happened on Stevens Street near Quitman, not far from the Eastex Freeway.
Police said when patrol officers arrived at the address, the victim was lying on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Juan Capetillo was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where he died.
Houston police say the girlfriend said that her boyfriend struck her and she grabbed a gun and shot him. The girlfriend was detained at the scene but no charges have been filed. The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
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Shooting Investigation @ 2500 Stevens. Female shot her husband. He was transported to Ben Taub. #Hounews CC8— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 17, 2017
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