A Montgomery County woman could soon be facing criminal charges after investigators say she made up a mystery home intruder.

The woman, who’s name has not been released (41 year old White female only), called the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office over the weekend to report the home invasion.

She told investigators a Black male forced his way into her home and shot her in the shoulder.

Now deputies say the woman made the whole story up to cover up her own accidental shooting.

Officials from the Sheriff’s office say the woman was likely drinking and somehow shot herself and blamed it on the made up home intruder.

The case will be turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney for possible charges.

Original Release:

On Saturday, March 15, at approximately 12:30 PM, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting.

Patrol Deputies responded to the 40600 block of Springfield Lane, in Magnolia, Texas.

A female homeowner at the location reported that she was home alone with her 11 year old son, when she discovered that a male intruder had made entry into her residence.

The homeowner reported that she retrieved a handgun from inside the residence and returned to confront the intruder.

The homeowner reported that a struggle ensued between them which resulted in the female being shot in her left shoulder with the handgun that she retrieved.

The female complainant advised that the male intruder then fled out the rear door of the residence.

The complainant gave a description of the male.

The homeowner was transported to a hospital in The Woodlands, by ambulance.

Several Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office units responded to the location, including a canine unit, attempting to locate the suspect with no success.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the location.

During the initial investigation, inconsistencies were discovered by Detectives on scene.

After further investigation, it has been discovered that the female complainant had fabricated the story and no one had made entry into the residence.

The case is being forwarded to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges of False Report to a Peace Officer.

Information Source: Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services