Man in custody after shooting ex-girlfriend to death at NW Harris County apartment, deputies say

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman is dead after deputies say she was shot by her ex-boyfriend during a possible domestic violence incident Friday afternoon in northwest Harris County.

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Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez said units responded to the shooting at an apartment complex located in the 8500 block of Point Park Drive.

The 22-year-old woman was allegedly visiting one of the units when the man forced himself into the place and shot her.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Gonzalez said.

"It's a sad situation, especially here (during) the holiday times," Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said. "Any time this happens its a sad situation, but it seems to be a trend thats going upward."

A recent report from the Texas Council on Family Violence shows statewide, domestic violence homicides dropped in 2021, but rose in Harris County. In 2020, there were 37 domestic violence homicides. Last year, there were 46, which was the highest number in the state.

Deputies attempted to mediate with the man over the phone but later discovered that he had fled from the scene.

According to deputies, the suspect was later found in east Harris County and was taken into custody.

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