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Father, Son Dispute at Katy’s Whole Foods Market Ends in Son Being Shot in the Neck


July 7, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Story updated: July 7, 2021 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday night a father shot his son in the neck after a dispute in the Whole Foods Market parking lot in Katy off of S. Fry Road. Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan shares this morning that the son is in stable condition and that no arrest has been made.


Shooting Occurred at Katy Whole Foods Parking Lot

Deputies with Fort Bend County Constable’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a gun shot at the Whole Food’s parking lot at 6645 S. Fry Road around 7:00 p.m. last night, July 6.

Story Update

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office provided an update on the ongoing investigation this afternoon on their Facebook page.

Father and Son Had an Argument

According to authorities, the father and son got into an argument and the father shot the son in the neck. The son was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Katy.

“We were there first and secured the scene,” says Fort Bend County Constable Chad Norvell.

He alerted local residents to avoid the area via social media but stated that the scene was secure.

Father Detained at Scene, No Arrest Made

Authorities reported that the father was detained at the scene.

One Katy resident reported on Facebook that she saw the yellow tape going up closer to the Verizon Store, near the feeder in that parking lot.

As is protocol, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.

“The incident is very sad,” says Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan. “The son is in stable condition and the father is cooperating with the investigation.”

Sheriff Fagan says that there has not been an arrest made at this time but stresses that the case is still under investigation.

Fagan reports that the son is 28 years old.

Sheriff Asks for Prayers

“Please keep their family in your prayers,” says Sheriff Fagan.

This is a developing story.


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