Police: Man shoots wife, stepson in the head after alcohol dispute

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by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 6:33 AM

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HOUSTON -- A fight over alcohol Monday evening ended with a man dead, and both his wife and stepson shot in the head, according to police.

The incident happened in the 10000 block of Fullerton Drive just outside the Beltway.

According to investigators, a man who had recently been released from jail first shot his wife in the head after she confronted him over his drinking. She reportedly played dead on the master bedroom floor.

Police said her 30-year-old son went outside to call 911. His stepdad shot him when he walked back inside the house. Detectives said it appeared that the gunman then fatally shot himself.

Neighbors said they heard loud screaming coming from the house before the shooting.

“Because of the history and the conflict with them arguing all the time, this could happen,” said neighbor Lalo Duran.

Police said both the mother and son were expected to survive.

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