Neighbor fatally shoots 22-year-old accused of opening fire on mother in flats at Highland Cross, MPs say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Deputies said a Good Samaritan saved a woman’s life when her son began shooting at her at close range in northern Harris County.

Investigators said they counted more than 20 bullet holes in a door of an apartment in Block 300 of Highland Cross.

It’s unclear why the son allegedly targeted his own mother, officials said.

The 58-year-old woman was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and operated on. She is expected to survive.

The 22-year-old gunman was shot and killed by an investigator who has been dubbed the Good Samaritan.

Things reportedly took a bad turn during a barbecue on July 4 when neighbors said the son started acting weird.

The mother and son went back to their home, and investigators believe the son hurt his mother. She was reportedly bleeding from her face.

Then around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, shots were fired in the apartment. Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies said at least 20 bullets went into the door of a neighboring apartment.

Inside that apartment was a 16-year-old who was about to be hit, officials said. Luckily she wasn’t hurt.

Investigators believe the son was armed with an AK-47.

Eventually the mother managed to leave the apartment. Then another neighbor saw what had happened and grabbed his gun to help her.

Investigators said gunfire may have been exchanged between the son and the neighbor, but no one was hit.

The mother tried to hide behind a tree, but the son found her, stood over her and fired multiple shots, MPs said.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the neighbor shot the son.

“The way the suspect just fired randomly, apparently shooting at the mother at close range as he stood over her, was a dangerous individual who probably could have kept shooting. He’s already shot. He not only damaged his apartment but also the neighbors,” González said. “Neighbors are shocked because a 16-year-old daughter was sitting at the table where the shots were fired in the main living area. Another apartment was also shot at – the apartment at that time.”

MPs put two tourniquets on the mother before she was taken to the hospital.

Two firearms, a pistol and a semi-automatic rifle, were found on the ground next to the son, investigators said.

Gonzalez said that case will now be referred to a grand jury, which will ultimately decide whether to bring charges against the neighbor.

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