Man turns himself in to sheriff's office saying he killed woman at north Harris County motel

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Suspect turns himself in to authorities after allegedly shooting a woman in north Harris County.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is in custody after authorities say he turned himself in for fatally shooting a woman in north Harris County.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office tell ABC13 they responded at 9:50 p.m. Saturday to a shooting at a Scottish Inn motel at the 400 block of Rankin.

When they arrived, deputies found a 45-year-old woman's body in the parking lot of the motel. Sheriff Gonzalez characterizes the killing as a case of domestic violence.

Authorities were searching for the suspect, who had fled the scene in a red-colored Chevy Impala, but they say he turned himself in around 11 p.m.

The victim has not been identified and the case is still under investigation.