HOUSTON (KIAH) — A man shot and killed himself in front of his Humble home after his ex-girlfriend escaped from his car after being forced into it by gunpoint Monday morning, Harris County authorities said.
The incident began when Harris County Precinct 4 Constable deputies responded to a call just before 5 a.m. Monday morning at the 20200 block of Palomino Ridge Road, where a resident heard gunshots.
When deputies arrived, they found a man who was dead with several gunshot wounds at the 7400 block of Mustang Corral.
Investigators told our news partners at ABC13 that a man had forced a woman that he had a long-term relationship with to get into his car at gunpoint. She got into the driver’s side while he was in the passenger’s side.
But at some point while in the car, the man’s gun went off, hitting him in the stomach. That allowed the woman to drive to a home on Mustang Corral, where she got out and ran, investigators said.
Meanwhile, the man got out of the car, and shot himself in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Homicide investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene and are investigating the incident, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.