Houston police were called to the home on the 4300 block of Vista Ridge Drive just before 5 p.m. Sunday evening. When they arrived, they saw a woman who appeared to be dead from a gunshot wound.
Police say a 3-year-old child was in the home at the time but wasn’t injured. The child was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
The husband, identified as James Paul Anderson, was taken into custody. Anderson, 37, has been charged with murder.
Police said that they were told that a woman inside the home called 911 saying that her husband was threatening to shoot her. During the call, a 911 dispatcher heard a gunshot.
When officers arrived, they asked the husband to step outside the house. He refused but did allow his 3-year-old son to leave the house.
After the five-hour standoff ended with Anderson negotiating with HPD’s Hostage Negotiation and SWAT teams and surrendering. When entering the home, officers found the body of a woman with a gunshot wound, which paramedics declared dead at the scene.