Off-Duty Cop Arrested For Fatally Shooting ‘Intruder’ Who Was Actually His Fellow Cop Brother

Update: STAGECOACH, Texas – A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Robert Lee was arrested early Saturday for the shooting death of his brother, 57-year-old Harris County Deputy Rocky Lee.

Robert Lee is a police officer in Stagecoach, Texas.

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say Robert Lee initially said he shot and killed a suspected burglar in his home. But detectives now believe Rocky Lee was checking on the welfare of his brother when he was shot.

Authorities say both brothers were off duty at the time of the Friday shooting inside Robert Lee’s home in Stagecoach. The town is about 33 miles (53 kilometers) northwest of Houston.

Jail records don’t list an attorney for Robert Lee.

STAGECOACH, Texas – Investigators say an off-duty Texas police officer fatally shot an off-duty sheriff’s deputy suspected in a reported break-in at the officer’s home.

The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday in a subdivision in Stagecoach, about 33 miles (53 kilometers) northwest of Houston. Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the Stagecoach police officer came home, found a suspected burglar inside and shot and killed him.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Spencer tells the Houston Chronicle the dead man is a Harris County sheriff’s deputy who is believed to have been related to the officer.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s spokesman says the officer is a 35-year law enforcement veteran, the last two years with the Stagecoach police.

No charges were immediately filed.


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