Late Tuesday night, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a reporters of family violence in the 9900 block of Slaughter near Faulkner. As units responded, the 27 year-old female caller told 911 operators that she had been shot in the leg and had shot four additional people. Moments later, another call came in from a family member stating she was outside in the woods with two small children and there was nobody in the home besides the woman and she had a gun.
As units arrived on the scene, fire and multiple ambulances were dispatched and staged away from the scene. As officers approached the 911 operators were still on the phone with the woman in the house, attempting to talk her out. However, within minutes officers reported the woman had set the doublewide mobile home on fire. The fire quickly grew to the point flames were erupting from the windows.
As the house burned, the caller then walked out on the front porch with a rifle and quickly retreated into the burning home and returning again. When she emerged this time, rifle in hand, the woman tripped and stumbled. Officers attempted to rush forward, but she was able to regain her composure first and raised her weapon before any of them were close enough to subdue her. Multiple shots were fired from police and brought the woman to the ground. Deputies quickly puled her away from the burning home to the road, where EMS attempted for almost thirty-minutes to revive her. She died from her injuries.
Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts pronounced her dead and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport her to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.
Texas Rangers along with the Montgomery County District Attorney Shoot Team assisted Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Detectives in the investigation.
The woman’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.