Grandmother killed and adult son injured in shooting at southeast Houston home

By | January 12, 2022

Police said 69-year-old Maria Garrett, her adult son and grandson were in the home when a man walked in and shot her.

When Maria’s 34-year-old son, Mario Garrett, came out from the back of the house to see what happened, the suspect shot him multiple times in the neck before running away, according to police.

Mario was taken to the medical center in critical condition. Maria was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said 69-year-old Maria Garrett, her adult son and grandson were in the home when a man walked in and shot her.

When Maria’s 34-year-old son, Mario Garrett, came out from the back of the house to see what happened, the suspect shot him multiple times in the neck before running away, according to police.

Mario was taken to the medical center in critical condition. Maria was pronounced dead at the scene.

The grandson, who police said is 12 years old, was not injured in the shooting.

Police described the suspect as a skinny, tall Black man. He was reportedly wearing a red jacket, hoodie, blue mask and black pants, shoes and gloves.

“We don’t know at this time what the motive is, what the relationship is, but this was a tragic incident,” Asst. Chief Chandra Hatcher said. “Several family members hurt, could’ve been worse, but we’re hoping that the community partners with us, helping to get answers for this family.”