Investigation Into Fatal Shooting at 7329 Alba

February 10, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7329 Alba about 2:30 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 9). 

The victim, Norris Joseph Jr., 62, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D. A. Ferguson and Senior Police Officer T. S. Tyler reported: 

Mr. Joseph and his wife, Doris, got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight.  As Joseph pushed and shoved his wife, fearing for her safety, she retrieved a pistol.  As the couple struggled over the pistol, it discharged and Joseph was struck. 

Mr. Joseph’s wife was questioned and released pending further investigation. 

No charges have been filed at this time. 

Inc. #020127309

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