POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 9603 Homestead

September 13, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman and the apparent suicide of a male at 9603 Homestead Road that occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (September 11).  

The woman is identified as Shekera Elder, 38, and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The male suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was also pronounced deceased.  A third person, a female, was wounded by the gunfire and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and Detective D. Stark reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex at the above address and found Ms. Elder in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.  The female driver of the vehicle was transported by paramedics to the hospital with a gunshot wound.  The female told police her ex-boyfriend was the shooter.  The suspect was not in the vehicle when officers arrived.

While homicide detectives were conducting their investigation, they were informed that the suspect had taken his own life at a relative's apartment in the 9000 block of Sterlingshire.  

The investigation is continuing.  At this time, the department does not believe there is a continuous threat to the general public.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  

VHS/JKS  9-13-21
Inc. #122709621


For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.