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Katy Man Arrested After Shooting Wife in Alleged Domestic Dispute


October 5, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

A Katy man is behind bars after shooting his wife over the weekend at their Katy home. Initially the shooting was said to be an accident due to a misfire, but after further investigating Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office arrested the husband siting the incident was allegedly a domestic dispute.

Photo courtesy: FBCSO

Deputies Responded to 911 Call at Katy Home

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call Saturday, October 1, 2022 at around 2:52 p.m. At the Katy residence located in the 3300 block of Pimlico Pine Lane (near Katy Flewellen Road and Roesner Road) deputies found the wife, age 27, with a gunshot wound.

The victim was shot in the leg and sent to a Katy hospital where she is reported to recover.

The suspect, Yu Heng Tao, 44, was at the home when deputies arrived. The initial reports state that Tao said the gun misfired.

After further investigation, Tao was placed in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail and has been charged with Aggravated Assault-Family Violence. His bond is set at $500,000.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Despicable acts of domestic violence have no place in this county or anywhere else,” says Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan. “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which reminds us that It’s time to end the silence and suffering—for the victims, the victims’ families, and our community.”

Domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes. According to The Texas Advocacy Project, one in three women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.

Please contact authorities if you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic abuse.


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