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Man charged with murder, accused of shooting woman to death who he said tried to rob him, documents say

Ernesto Pacheco is charged with murder after fatally shooting a woman three times, claiming she tried to rob him.

HOUSTON — A man who admitted to fatally shooting a woman after claiming she tried to rob him has now been charged with murder, according to court documents.

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Ernesto Pacheco, 46, is accused of killing 31-year-old Amber Larson after a shooting early Monday morning at a southeast Houston apartment complex.

Police responded to a shooting call by Pacheco who told them he shot his "girlfriend" in self-defense after she tried to rob him.

Officers located the victim in a back bedroom. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The woman was pronounced dead on scene and Pacheco was detained while homicide conducted their investigation.

The woman was shot at least three times, according to police. A firearm was also recovered at the scene.

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Further investigation led to Pacheco being charged in the incident. He was transported to the Harris County Joint Processing Center and then booked into the Harris County Jail.

Pacheco is due back in court on Wednesday.

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