A woman's grandfather fatally shot her estranged husband after he tried to take their two children from the grandparents' house, Conroe police said today.
Brice Wade Boudreaux, 32, died Friday evening at the home on Silver Creek Drive in Conroe, police said in a statement.
The investigation was ongoing this morning, and it was not immediately clear whether the grandfather would face charges. The older man was questioned by police and released.
According to police, Boudreaux's estranged wife and children have been living with her grandparents for about five months.
When Boudreaux arrived Friday and tried to take the children, the grandfather intervened and ordered him to leave, the statement said. Boudreaux repeatedly refused, at one point striking the older man in the chest where he recently had a pacemaker inserted, police said.
The man then shot Boudreaux with a revolver in the torso area, police said.