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Woman shot, killed in driveway of Channelview home

Deputies said the woman was sitting inside an SUV with five people inside when the gunman fired three shots into the vehicle.

CHANNELVIEW, Texas — A 62-year-old woman was shot and killed Wednesday while sitting inside an SUV that was parked in front of a home in Channelview, deputies said. 

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has identified the woman as Tempe Shelton.

He identified the suspect as 31-year-old Adrian Lowe, 31. He has been charged with murder.

This happened at about 11:30 a.m. in front of a home on Coolidge Street near the N Shore Drive intersection

Deputies said Shelton, along with four other adults, was riding in an older model Ford Explorer that pulled up to a property of duplexes for what investigators believe was something drug-related. 

Lowe, who deputies said was living in one of the duplexes, apparently had issues with the people inside the SUV.

"There apparently is some bad blood between him and the person that owns that vehicle. They recognized the vehicle. They have cameras on the house. Recognized the vehicle when it pulled into the driveway and he went outside with the rifle in hand," said Sgt. Ben Bell with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies said Lowe fired at least three shots in the SUV, hitting Shelton in the chest. Her brother was also in the SUV, deputies said. It's unknown if he was injured. 

At least two witnesses physically held Lowe at the scene until deputies arrived.

No guns were found inside the vehicle Shelton was in.

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