On Monday, March 17, at approximately 9:30 PM, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting. Patrol Deputies responded to the 20600 block of Yaupon Lane, in Porter, Texas. It was discovered a 64 year old female was at her home alone when she heard a noise at her front door and saw the figure of a man outside. The homeowner obtained a handgun from inside of the residence and instructed the man to leave, stating that she had a gun.

The homeowner then stated she would shoot him through the door and again commanded him to leave. The male then attempted to make entry into the house and the homeowner discharged the handgun, firing through the door, striking the male twice. The homeowner advised she then called 911. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services responded to the location. The male was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, in Houston, where he was pronounced dead after medical intervention was unsuccessful.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators, and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the location. The male that was shot has been identified as 27 year old Samuel Keen, the next door neighbor of the homeowner. During the investigation, it was discovered that Samuel Keen had been out drinking at a south county bar, with friends earlier that evening, and had taken a cab home from the bar. Samuel Keen is believed to have been intoxicated when he arrived at his neighbor’s house. There have been no previous reported disturbances between the neighbors or calls at the residences involving the neighbors.

No charges were filed against the homeowner. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and investigating the incident to prepare the case for presentation to a Grand Jury.
Information Source: Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services