By George Slaughter
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted in the connection of the shooting of a Katy-area nail salon owner.
In a news release, investigators released two images from the phone of the suspect who they believe shot the store owner.
Sheriff’s deputies were alerted Saturday to a shots fired call by witnesses to a business at 21945 Katy Freeway in far west Harris County.
Deputies arrived at Katy Nails, where they found that the store owner, a 42-year-old Asian man, had been shot by a woman who fled from the location.
Investigators said that two women entered the store and were given a manicure and pedicure. One wore a black t shirt and black shorts. The other, believed to be the suspect, wore a pink t shirt and gray shorts.
Both women were unhappy with the price of the services and argued with the owner. The suspect paid and left the store, but the other woman began again to argue with the owner.
The suspect then re-entered the store and again argued with the owner. The owner attempted to push her from the store.
The suspect then shot the owner with a handgun. Both women fled to a burnt orange-colored Ford Fusion and drove off.
Investigators recovered the suspect’s phone on scene.
The man was transported to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center via Life Flight in critical but stable condition. A family member told the Katy News that the man is now in stable condition after being wounded in the chest. The family member said the man is looking at a recovery time of approximately six months.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the Violent Crime unit at 713-274-9100.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.