The fatal shooting of an assault suspect the occurred at 12810 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 1:50 a.m. today (September 25) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The identity of the suspect, 39, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The male shooter was not injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Daignault and Detective M. Perez reported:
A male and his wife got into an altercation with the suspect inside a bar at the above address. The couple left the bar and were waiting for a third family member outside at his car when the suspect pulled up in his car. The suspect exited his vehicle, approached the couple and began assaulting them.
The third family member witnessed the assault and, fearing for their lives, discharged his firearm striking the suspect and the woman. The suspect transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital, where the suspect was pronounced deceased. The woman was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
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