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A Navy recruiter fatally shot his wife at their Texas home on Thursday, wounding a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent before Texas authorities later killed him, authorities said.
The shooting occurred as two NCIS agents were talking to a woman about domestic violence issues with her husband at a home in the Houston suburb of Atascocita, said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who described the incident as “something out of the ordinary.” from a movie”.
The woman was described as being in her 30s with two young children, ages 1 and 3. Both children were at home at the time. The couple had other children who were in school at the time of the murder.
As the officers were leaving, the husband came home and shot his wife, who was holding one of the children, Gonzalez said. She then picked up one of the boys and ran off, exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.
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An NCIS agent was injured in the shooting and was taken to a hospital. An NCIS spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital that the agent was in stable condition as of Thursday night.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of the victim,” NCIS spokesman Jeff Houston said. “We also pray for a speedy recovery for our injured special agent.”
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The unidentified suspect fled the scene and authorities later learned he may have headed to a relative’s home. When officers found him, he got out of a vehicle and was shot, Gonzalez said.
The unidentified suspect was killed. Both boys were found bloodied but unharmed, Gonzalez said.
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“We are aware of the shooting incident in Harris County, TX, which involved one of our personnel, and we are fully cooperating with NCIS and law enforcement as they continue their investigation,” the Navy said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family, the injured NCIS agent, and those affected by the tragedy.”
NCIS is the federal civilian law enforcement agency responsible for investigating serious crimes and protecting secrets for the Navy and Marine Corps.
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