Texas stepfather shoots stepson in possible act of self-defense, police say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a domestic shooting in northeast Harris County.

Deputies responded after a man was allegedly shot by his stepfather during a dispute.

Police believe the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.

An elderly couple lives at the home with their stepson.

Family members told police that the 38-year-old stepson may have been violent with them in the past.

Saturday night, things escalated even further and police say the elderly stepfather pulled out a gun and shot his stepson once.

Authorities say he was shot in the stomach and taken to the hospital. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

His parents are cooperating with investigators.

This case will ultimately end up going to the grand jury where charges will be decided.
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