HOUSTON (KIAH) — A man has been detained by authorities after allegedly stabbing his wife to death on Friday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a call to a house at the 3200 block of Painted Meadow Circle, near Fry Road in Katy Friday morning, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. When authorities arrived, they found that a man has stabbed his wife to death.

Authorities say that the unidentified suspect called a family member to say he had stabbed his 41-year-old wife. The family member came to the home and helped the suspect to call 911.

Investigators said that a 7-year-old boy was also in the home, but he was not harmed. The child was released to another family member.

The scene remains under investigation.

This is the second straight day of a deadly domestic violence incident in the Houston area. On Thursday, a man shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and 4-year-old daughter in the Cypress area. Authorities said the family was going through a divorce.