A fatal shooting in a southeast Harris County neighborhood this weekend will be referred to a Harris County grand jury for any possible charges, authorities said Tuesday.
A man identified as Brandon Smith, 36, was fatally shot about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after he was involved in a confrontation with another man on Wyndwood and Sherwood Drive in Taylor Lake Village, police said.
Officers found him lying in the street. Smith was taken to Christus St. John Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Lakeview police, which serves the neighborhood, said Smith had been quarreling with a man and was refusing to leave his property.
The homeowner called 911 and he tried to escort Smith from his property. A fight began when the two men got to the street, authorities said.
At some point during the struggle, the homeowner pulled out a pistol and fired at least three times, Lakeview police said.
A well-to-do doctor claims it was self-defense when he shot and killed 36-year-old Brandon Smith. Police said Smith crashed a crawfish boil at the doctor’s house, got kicked out and went back later.
According to officials from the Lakeview Police Department, Brandon Smith, 36, was out walking his dog and reportedly show up uninvited to a backyard Memorial Day crawfish boil around 4:30 a.m.
The situation turned confrontational when the homeowner asked Smith to leave. An altercation is thought to have occurred. The homeowner then reportedly brought out a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun and walked Smith outside where the actual shooting occurred in the street at the intersection of Wyndwood Dr. and Shorewood Dr.
A Seabrook-area doctor has been indicted on a murder charge following the shooting death of his neighbor last May, Local 2 Investigates has learned. According to a source within the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Karl Edward Hormann III, an optometrist who lives in Taylor Lake Village, will be given an opportunity to surrender. -