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Incident at 1015 Country Place

August 15, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 1015 Country Place about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 14).

The identity on the male victim, 59, is pending notification to next of kin by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. J. Grysen and Officer D. R. Shorten reported:

Houston police responded to a call regarding an on-going domestic disturbance between the victim and his girlfriend. During the altercation, a gun was produced and the victim was shot in the face. The girlfriend, 60, stated they were struggling over the weapon when it discharged. It is unknown at this time who actually fired the weapon during the struggle. No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing.

This case will be referred to the Harris County District Attorney's office for further review.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.