HOUSTON (January 30, 2013)—A Houston-area man who saw a neighborhood couple fighting outside their home shot and killed the husband to protect the injured wife, investigators said.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night.
The woman told deputies that her spouse was attacking her when the neighbor saw the violent scuffle and tried to help.
Deputies say the husband hit the neighbor with a brick.
The neighbor then pulled a gun and shot the husband, deputies said.
The neighbor was taken to hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.
The woman suffered minor injuries for which she was treated at the scene.
The names of the three people weren't immediately released.
No charges have been filed, but a grand jury is expected to review the incident.