New Caney woman identified as victim of March 8 shooting

Authorities have identified the victim of a shooting on March 8 in New Caney as Tina Cappa, 52.

Her alleged killer, Jimmy Don Lane, 55, of New Caney, is charged with murder and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

The shooting took place at a property on the 23100 block of Payne Road in New Caney. The shooting was first reported to law enforcement around 8:45 p.m., Friday, March 8. When they made a first visit to the home, deputies were unable to make contact with the male caller and could not get through the locked entry gate.

“After multiple unsuccessful attempts to contact the reportee by the patrol car loudspeaker and by phone, the deputies left the scene,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

When deputies were dispatched the second time to the home, they were able to speak to Lane, who reportedly admitted to the deputies that he had shot and killed the woman. The Homicide-Violent Crimes Unit, MCSO Crime Lab and Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.

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