Murder charges were filed in the death Tuesday of 31-year-old Rochelle Salazar of Highlands. Her husband, Billy Warford, was charged.
The 39-year-old man is being held in Harris County Jail without bond.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the murder happened in the 8200 block of Thompson Road during a domestic argument.
Warford told investigators that Salazar pointed a pistol at him and that he attempted to disarm her. While they struggled, he said, the pistol went off and struck her in the chest.
Highlands EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Salazar dead.
The Sheriff’s Office said Warford provided them with a statement.
The couple’s 2-year-old daughter was reportedly in the house at the time of the shooting but was not injured.
The criminal complaint filed with the 208th District Court in Houston says that Warford was earlier convicted of burglary of a habitation, in October, 2000.
Warford is charged with murder, a first degree felony punishable by up to life in prison. He is not charged with capital murder.