HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A Harris County Sheriff's deputy, who was arrested and charged with murdering his wife, has bonded out of jail.
According to court documents, 52-year-old Patricia Spivey was found shot to death in the master bedroom closet of her home.
Court records say Deputy Renard Spivey called 911 and told investigators he accidentally shot his wife after the two had been arguing all day.
A mental health evaluation has been ordered for the 63-year-old veteran officer.
Investigators said she was shot twice in her arm and her chest. One of the bullets struck her heart and the left side of her lung.
Spivey was also shot in his left thigh. He claims a 9-mm gun accidentally went off when the two were tussling over it.
His attorney appeared in court Wednesday morning, when his bond was lowered to $50,000.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Spivey’s employment with the department is will be reviewed by the sheriff’s Administrative Discipline Committee.
Spivey was hired as a detention officer in 1996 and became a deputy in 1998. Throughout his career, Spivey has been primarily assigned to the Detention Command, most recently serving in Court Operations since 2016.
The veteran deputy has worked with the Harris County Sheriff's Office since 1996.