On the day he appeared in courtroom over the custody battle, the shooter shot his ex-wife 4 instances, the MPs say
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A man accused of shooting his ex-wife four times on Monday morning has been arrested.
The Harris County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a house on Memorial Crossing Drive near Memorial Falls Drive at around 3:30 a.m. Monday in response to a shooting / home invasion.
A preliminary investigation found that Andrea Wright’s ex-husband cut the power to her home, broke into the rear window and shot her four times.
Aaron B. Wright was later located and arrested Monday morning and posted in the Harris County Jail, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He is accused of serious bodily harm.
Aaron B. Wright was located and arrested in connection with the early morning shooting of his ex-wife in an apartment on 9800 blk, Memorial Crossing. Wright was charged with aggravated assault and was taken to the Harris County Jail. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/7Fcdzr8XS8
– Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) June 28, 2021
Andrea has had at least one surgery and, according to her current boyfriend, will likely need more.
Court records show that Aaron filed for divorce two years ago, almost on the day of the shooting.
Andrea was given a restraining order against Aaron in February 2020, but a judge denied her attempt to extend it in November of that year.
Both neighbors and Andrea’s current boyfriend said the former couple had a tumultuous relationship.
HCSO records show three delivery calls to their address since March, including a terrorist threat and a suspicious vehicle. District 4 has at least 13 calls from Aaron and Andrea between 2019 and 2020. Many were requests from Andrea for social benefits for her children while they lived in her father’s house.
Her four children, ages 5 to 12, were at home and slept in their beds during the shooting, according to Harris County Assistant Investigator John Mook. They were all unharmed.
Investigators say Aaron may have expected to lose custody of the children when the couple were due to appear for a custody hearing in court on Monday.
Aaron allegedly used the electrical box on the side of the house, which was unlocked at the time of the shooting, to turn off the electricity.
When asked if the ex-husband had made threats before, Mook said he had a history with Andrea’s new boyfriend.
“I understand he threatened the new boyfriend several times,” said Mook. “I’m sure this was a contentious divorce too. We’re looking into all of this.”
The surveillance video shows a second suspect with Aaron at the crime scene. The MPs assume that the second suspect is his new girlfriend.
She was not charged in the case. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said they are working to positively identify everyone involved.
The couple reportedly drove Aaron’s work truck to the house, parked down the street and approached on foot. According to Mook, they both fled the scene on foot.
According to investigators, the four children are safe with their grandmother.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with their expenses.
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