Harris County murder-suicide: Man shoots ex-girlfriend before pointing gun at himself at home at Rain Willow Court, lawmakers say
HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KTRK) — A 23-year-old woman was shot dead in her bedroom in southwest Harris County in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim, identified by family as Tamara Sawyer, has been contacted by her ex-boyfriend since high school on Sunday, according to deputies.
“He called them earlier today, then around 3 p.m. this afternoon, he showed up and (Sawyer) let him in,” HCSO Sgt. said Greg Pinkins.
Family members said she lives at home at 4115 Rain Willow Court.
She was at the residence with her current boyfriend and two other family members when the ex-boyfriend arrived, according to Sgt. Pinkins.
According to officials, the family told deputies that Sawyer and the ex-boyfriend went into their room for ten minutes before gunshots were heard.
“Other family members there heard three shots and they went into the room and found her with gunshot wounds,” Sgt. Pinkins said.
“He had a gun back then.”
The ex-boyfriend then reportedly turned the gun on himself when the family called 911, officials said.
Sawyers family members will remember her as the baby of the family, “a darling who loved fashion and was always on the right track.”
According to her family, Sawyer recently re-enrolled at Houston Community College to study nursing, which was one of her passions.
In September, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that about 35% of Harris County’s homicides so far this year are related to domestic violence.
HCOS deputies said they were not aware of any history of violence between Sawyer and her ex-boyfriend.
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