For Immediate Release
October 26, 2020
MCTXSheriff Investigates Shooting of Three Year Old
On October 24, 2020 at about 4:15pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 23000 block of Owens Rd in Porter, Texas in reference to a Welfare Check. Upon arrival, it was learned there was a three year old male child with a gunshot wound. Family and friends had gathered earlier to celebrate the birthday of the three year old, and while playing cards, heard a gunshot. The child was located with a gunshot wound to the chest. During the investigation, it was learned the child found the pistol after it fell out of a family member's pocket. The child was rushed to a nearest fire station where he succumbed to his wounds. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this tragic accident.
Specialist Thomas Smith
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division