Houston police are investigating the shooting of a woman in the 14000 block of Prosperity Drive about 3:50 p.m. on Monday (July 6).
The woman, 39, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant K. Hekimian, Senior Police Officer J. Snook and Officers W. Elliott, N. Arellano and M. Resnick reported:
The woman arrived home and got into an argument with her husband, an off-duty Fort Bend County Independent School District police officer. During the argument, the couple struggled over a handgun located on the off-duty officer’s belt in a holster. At some point in the struggle, a shot was discharged and struck the woman in the upper body. Paramedics were called and transported her to the hospital.
The husband was questioned and released pending further investigation into the incident.
As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon in the city limits of Houston, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.