Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman that occurred at 322 East 35th Street about 10:05 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 5).
The male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The female victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she remains in critical condition.
HPD Homicide Division Investigators J. Young and T. Jackson reported:
Officers responded to a report of a house fire at the above address and found Houston Fire Department personnel putting out the fire inside the residence. Witnesses stated the suspect had arrived at the residence and attempted to set it on fire. When the victim intervened, she was attacked by the suspect and stabbed multiple times. An armed neighbor attempted to intervene and ordered the suspect several times to get off her before discharging his firearm and striking the suspect more than once.
The shooting of the suspect by the male neighbor will be referred to a Harris County Grand Jury. The investigation is continuing.