Sagittarius shoots ex-wife 4 occasions on the day of the courtroom look due to custody dispute, say MPs
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – MPs are looking for an armed man accused of shooting his ex-wife four times on Monday morning, the day they were due to appear in court for a custody hearing.
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 a woman’s ex-husband cut the power to her home, broke into the rear window and shot her four times.
The woman is in stable condition, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
According to Harris County Assistant Investigator John Mook, the couple had been divorced for about a year.
Her four children, ages 5 to 12, were at home and slept in their beds while filming, according to Mook. They were all unharmed.
Investigators believe the ex-husband may have anticipated losing custody of the children when the couple were due to appear for a custody hearing in court on Monday.
The ex-husband 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 the woman’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.”
Surveillance video shows a second suspect with the ex-husband at the scene. The MPs assume that the second suspect is the shooter’s new girlfriend.
The couple reportedly drove the man’s work truck to the house, parked down the street, and approached on foot. According to Mook, they both fled the scene on foot.
The MPs have a K9 unit on duty searching the ex-husband’s home and place of business about 40 minutes from the north Harris County crime scene.
According to investigators, the four children are safe with their grandmother.
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