66-year-old man dead after his wife shoots him in NW Harris Co.: HCSO

A 66-year-old man is dead after his wife shot him in northwest Harris County, deputies say.

The domestic dispute happened in the14100 block of Barons Bridge Drive. The couple was married for 42 years and just separated two weeks ago.

Investigators say 68-year-old Carolyn Court told deputies her estranged husband, 66-year-old Ray Court, arrived at the home they once shared. She grabbed her pistol, they argued and the gun accidentally went off, but Harris County sheriff’s detectives don’t believe the shooting was unintentional. Mrs. Court has been charged with her estranged husband’s murder.

“I think everyone knew they were having difficulties in the last few years, but we never expected anything to happen like this. We’re sad for both parties,” says one neighbor.  

The shooting happened near Cypresswood Drive, and FOX 26's Damali Keith was told that the neighborhood is full of seniors and typically very quiet, particularly on a Sunday morning. 

“It was very shocking to all of us here in the neighborhood,” the neighbor added.