Fatal shooting in New Caney under investigation

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place around 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the 23000 block of Laura Lane in New Caney.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched in reference to the shooting after a 911 call was received from a woman who reportedly said she had shot her boyfriend who was holding her against her will.

“The victim advised that during a struggle with the suspect, she was able to take a gun away from the suspect, and shot him. The victim locked herself in the garage until deputies, with the assistance of the fire department, could extract her,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. “After the extraction, the victim advised law enforcement that the boyfriend had the residence rigged with explosives.”

The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office entered the residence with the use of their robot and located the 40-year-old male inside the residence deceased. No explosives were located within the residence. Homicide and Violent Crimes Detectives, Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

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