Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman found at 3702 Southmore Boulevard about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday (June 27).
The identity of the victim, believed to be in her 40s, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officer R. Waterwall reported:
Officers were dispatched to a welfare check call at an apartment at the above address. A family member became concerned for a couple in the apartment after hearing there was a possible disturbance at the apartment.
When officers arrived, they did not get a response. Fearing a medical emergency, officers obtained a key from the apartment property manager to do a welfare check on the couple. Upon entry, officers found a female victim unresponsive on the floor. She had been shot. Paramedics were called and pronounced the woman deceased. The male who lives in the apartment with her was not located.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.