From The Houston Chronicle last Wednesday:
-A 12-year-old Hockley boy accidently shot and killed his younger brother when they were playing with shotguns unsupervised, officials said.
They were playing with the guns, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a 20-gauge shotgun, found in the bedroom closet, said Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith.
The Waller County District Attorney's office is determining whether the parents would face any possible charges.
-A Houston police officer shot a man who had waved a gun at a Pasadena restaurant, officials said. The man had refused orders to drop his gun when he was shot by officer Michael Lareau, Pasadena Police Department spokesman Vance Mitchell said.
-A southwest Houston woman was shot to death Tuesday as she was getting out of her car, the likely victim of a robbery, police said. Relatives pleaded with anyone who had information about the case to contact police.
-A northeast Houston shop owner on Tuesday fatally shot a man trying to burglarize his property, police said. The man ran, police said, and collapsed on the street a short distance away.