KATY, Texas (FOX 26) - One man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a shooting in an upscale Katy neighborhood Friday morning. It was a domestic fight that played out where all the neighbors could see.
"We saw two men outside the house arguing and fighting against each other," neighbor Shannon White said. "Then we heard, 'Pow pow!'"
Streets were blocked off in Katy's normally-quiet Falcon Point neighborhood at the corner of Mahogany Way and Tokatee Court. Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies were investigating the scene of a homicide.
A 78-year-old resident, Dennis Patrick Gibson, was arrested after allegedly shooting his wife and her lover right in his front yard.
"The male was transported via Life Flight to Hermann in the Med Center where he was later pronounced deceased," Detective Justin White told reporters who were gathered at the crime scene.
The Fort Bend Sheriff's Department says Gibson is now charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting that happened at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
Three or four shots were heard, Det. White said, and Gibson's gun was the only weapon recovered at the scene.
"The deceased male and the female who was shot, were involved in a romantic relationship," White explained, "and the suspect in this case is believed to be the husband."
68-year-old Jacqueline Gibson was listed in stable condition and is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center.
According to Jacqueline's Facebook profile page, she has been married 23 years, and she's posted many pictures of herself and Dennis together.
The deceased alleged boyfriend is identified as 66-year-old Vernon Robert Burger. His blue Ford pickup truck was towed from the driveway of the Gibsons' home after the shooting. Investigators don't know why the boyfriend was at the couple's house.
"It's hard to make sense of any homicide," White said. "You try to do the best that you can to find out why it happened on this particular day."
On this so-called Black Friday, it was a just a dark Friday for Falcon Point residents.
"I've always felt safe and secure here," Lion said, "So, obviously, when you hear gunshots like that, we're frightened. It's scary."
Investigators say the suspect, Dennis Gibson, stayed at the scene, but they are not saying if he confessed to the crime.