Murder-Suicide under investigation in Harris Co. portion of Katy area

By R. Hans Miller | News Editor
Posted 11/25/20

Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Spencer announced at a press briefing last night that HCSO investigators are looking into an apparent murder-suicide in the 19,400 block of …

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Murder-Suicide under investigation in Harris Co. portion of Katy area

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Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Spencer announced at a press briefing last night that HCSO investigators are looking into an apparent murder-suicide in the 19,400 block of Cypress Arbor Drive. Two men in their twenties lost their lives in the situation which witnesses say may have involved a love triangle.

“When deputies arrived, they discovered that two adult men – both in their twenties – were shot and deceased in the front yard … subsequent investigation revealed that one of the men had come to the home to confront the other over a relationship that they were having with the same woman,” Spencer said.

Spencer said witnesses were cooperative and indicated that the initial confrontation had begun a physical altercation which led to the man who came to the home pulling out a firearm and shooting the other man twice before turning the gun on himself.

Other people were at the home where the incident occurred at the time in question, at least one woman. He did not indicate if the woman was the individual the two men were fighting over, but did say that no other individuals were harmed.

“(Investigators are) interviewing witnesses; they’re talking to neighbors, reviewing surveillance video – home security video – from neighbors’ homes,” Spencer said.

The Harris County Institute for Forensic Science was expected to perform autopsies on both men’s remains as part of the investigation, Spencer said.

He also said that the situation, which some may consider domestic violence, is a part of a larger trend this year of violence in homes.

“It’s just a tragedy for everyone involved and our hearts to out to the families of the people who have lost their lives tonight,” Spencer said. “You know, a lot of people are grieving tonight. It’s a terrible loss and our hearts go out to them.”

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