Incident at 9700 Glenfield Court

October 1, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man and woman at 9700 Glenfield Court about 10:40 a.m. on Sunday (September 30).

The suspect, Robert Betzer (w/m, DOB: 2-27-55), has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the 180th State District Court. The victims, Patricia Ann Lombard, 61, and John Lombard, 44, of 918 Franklin Avenue, Harahan, LA sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Lombard was pronounced dead at the scene and Mrs. Lombard was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Mosqueda and Officer L. Benavidez reported:

Mr. and Mrs. Lombard drove to Houston on Friday to visit Patricia’s mother (Mrs. Marie Buhler Betzer). As they sat around the dining room table discussing a house in Louisiana and the future of Mrs. Betzer, the suspect joined the discussion and for unknown reasons grabbed a gun and shot both John and Patricia.

The suspect then called 9-1-1 and informed emergency personnel about the shooting and was later arrested by police at the scene.

JGA/MES 10-1-07

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