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Police identify man shot and killed during fight at softball complex

Police have identified the man who was killed as 32-year-old Shepherd Schumaker.

HOUSTON — Houston police believe an argument following a softball game led to a fight and a deadly shooting late Thursday.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. at the Houston Sportsplex on S. Main, according to police.

Witnesses said there were up to 300 people at the complex for softball games when a large fight broke out in the parking lot.

Witnesses told police a man, later identified as 32-year-old Shepherd Schumaker, fired several gunshots into the crowd.

Another said Schumaker fired in his direction so he pulled out his own weapon and shot Schumaker. He later died at the hospital.

Police said the 45-year-old shooter stayed at the scene and spoke with investigators. He said he feared for his life, and that’s why he shot Schumaker.

The case will be referred to a grand jury without charges.

Police are asking for anyone who was at the softball games and has video of the incident to please step forward and speak with investigators. You can call HPD at 713-884-3131.