HOUSTON - A 33-year-old Harris County sheriff's deputy has died in the hospital after a gunshot wound to the head, which her boyfriend says was self-inflicted.
Houston Police say around midnight on Monday, the couple had an argument after leaving Kung Fu Saloon on Washington Ave. in a pickup truck.
During the argument, the woman later identified as Deputy Amanda Crowder, ended up suffering a gunshot to the head.
Her boyfriend, who is a Houston firefighter but has not been identified, reported to police that during the argument he heard a gunshot and then saw that she had a gunshot wound to the head.
The man told police that he was driving past Fire Station 6 on Washington Ave. when the shooting happened, and he pulled in to get help.
Deputy Crowder was transported to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in critical condition.
But hours later, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared the news that she died from her injuries.
"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the death of our deputy," Sheriff Gonzalez tweeted. "Please keep her, her family, and our agency in your thoughts and prayers."
"Our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness over the death of HCSO Deputy Amanda Crowder (33)," Sheriff Gonzalez wrote in a follow-up tweet. "Please continue to keep the HCSO, the family and friends of Deputy Crowder in your prayers."
Houston Police is investigating the incident and has yet to confirm whether the deputy shot herself.