MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas A marijuana growing operation was found inside the home of a man who shot and killed his neighbor Thursday, according to Montgomery County Sheriff s deputies.

Jaime Ryan Devita, 33, was charged with murder.

Deputies said Devita shot and killed his neighbor, 51-year-old Marcus Dale Fisher, after confronting Fisher outside of a home in the 16900 block of West Hammon around 5 p.m.

Fisher was visiting with friends when Devita approached him in the street, began arguing, then shot him once in the chest.

Witnesses told deputies that Devita s wife and children had been seen just before the shooting, but had disappeared. When deputies entered Devita s home, they found the wife hiding with the children, ages and 2 and 4.

They also found an in-door pot growing operation and several guns within the children s reach.

April Nicole Devita, 30, was arrested and taken to jail for endangering a child. The children were released to Children s Protective Services.

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