May 13, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman and the apparent attempted suicide of a male at 6702 Feldspar about 8:55 a.m. today (May 13).
The female victim, Erika Benitez-Romero, 26, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The male suspect also suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. His identity is pending notification to family members.
HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers X. Avila and L. Bailey reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a welfare check call at the above address and found HFD paramedics already on scene treating the female and male for gunshot wounds. Both were then transported to area hospitals.
The investigation is continuing.
KJS/JFC 5-13-15 Inc. #060905315
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