Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly home invasion after they said a River Plantation woman shot and killed her neighbor.
Authorities said the dead woman, identified as 38-year-old Marci Green, attempted to break in to her neighbor’s home but was shot and killed by the homeowner after she warned Green to stay outside.
According to Precinct 1 Justice of The Peace Wayne Mack, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of North Carolina Park in the Conroe subdivision of River Plantation around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
“As the call was dropping, it became a shots fired,” Mack said. Once on scene, deputies learned the homeowner reported Green had tried to come into her front door and the homeowner retrieved her weapon.
Green then went around the back of the home and attempted to get in a back door. Mack said Green was pronounced dead after being transported to the Conroe Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.
“She actually opened the screen door and started coming in the back door,” Mack said. “The homeowner advised her to not come in the house and feared for her life.” The homeowner, Mack said, then fired one round hitting Green.Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Detective Sgt.Paul Hahs said in the video that Green was found on the ground with a single gunshot to the abdomen.
She was transported by the Montgomery County Hospital District to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 10 p.m. Mack has ordered an autopsy.
Precinct 2 Constable Gene Deforest, whose department has a contract for security patrol in the subdivision was first to arrive on scene, Mack said.
Aside from being “shaken up, upset and distraught,” the homeowner was not injured in the shooting, said Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer.
Investigators are examining the relationship between the neighbors and checking to see whether there had been any previous disturbances in the area, Spencer said.
“We will continue interviewing witnesses and wait on the autopsy,” Spencer said. “Once the investigation is completed, we will send it over to the District Attorney’s office for them to proceed as they see fit.”
As of Sunday evening, no arrests had been made and no charges had been filed in the shooting.