Man Shot as He Slept, Wife in Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON — A Houston-area woman is in Harris County sheriff's custody today after her husband was shot dead while he slept.

The shooting happened in the bedroom of the couple's northwest Harris County home overnight. Sheriff's investigators say the 40-year-old man was sleeping in bed when he was shot once in the head.

The 34-year-old wife called 911, then waited for deputies to arrive.

The couple's three children were asleep in their rooms at the time of the shooting. They've been placed in the care of relatives.

The couple's identities haven't been released, but investigators say they believe both were members of the military. The woman is said to be cooperating with the investigation.

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