KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 4, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Local authorities are investigating a shooting of a pregnant woman last night in a Katy home. A large amount of drugs have been recovered at the scene of the shooting.
Around 11:30 p.m. last night, a 27-year-old man drove a pregnant woman to the Methodist Hospital West Campus in Katy. The couple claim the woman had been accidentally shot, twice - once in the leg and once in her side. Authorities have confirmed that both the woman and her baby are going to be fine. The man accompanying her was unharmed.
Investigators are working to piece together the facts of this case since they’ve been given false information from the couple at the center of this shooting.
“We’ve received fragmented and conflicting information about the scene itself,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Initially the couple told authorities that the woman, 27, was accidently shot in their home in Waller County. They gave investigators at the hospital an address. However, Deputies with Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Waller County Police investigated the address and determined the couple had provided false information.
“By then a call had come into 911 reporting a home invasion at the 22500 block of Auburn Valley Drive in the Waterstone subdivision,” says Deputy Thomas Gilliland with Harris County Sherriff’s Office. “No one was home, but we found a large amount of blood, from where she was shot, and a large amount of drugs.” According to authorities neighbors called 911 because they heard loud noises and saw people running from the home.
Deputies have sectioned off a crime scene in the quiet 22500 block of Auburn Valley Lane in the Waterstone subdivision, located east of Highway 99 between Morton Ranch and Clay roads. Students in this neighborhood are zoned to Katy ISD.
Investigators obtained a search warrant, and the home is being searched.
“We don’t think anyone else in the neighborhood needs to be alarmed,” says Gilliland. “This is a great and quiet community. This was a targeted event based on drugs.”
Gilliland confirmed that a noise complaint was called in on the residence back in August. The couple (their names are not being released) do not have any prior criminal history.
The couple is not cooperating with the police and have asked for an attorney. This case is actively being investigated and is a developing story.
Investigators ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.