By LeaAnne Klentzman
A family fight between brother-in-laws near Katy turned violent Saturday afternoon and a man has been charged with two felonies.
About 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 9600 block of Lavender Mist Court in the Cinco Ranch subdivision. According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, Errek Shun Doty and his brother-in-law got into an argument inside the Cinco Ranch home. Haenel said, “At one point, witnesses said Doty climbed the stairs in the home and fired a round at his brother-in-law, who was standing at the bottom of the staircase.” The round missed its intended target, but was later recovered from the wall of the residence.
Haenel said the target, Doty’s brother-in-law, fell to the ground, acting as if he had been shot. Doty reportedly fled the house. However, before leaving the area, he drove back by the residence and fired another round at the victim and his wife as they stood outside, next to their garage.
Deputies began an immediate search of the area looking for Doty, he was discovered nearby at the intersection of Spring Green and S. Fry Road. After a brief chase, deputies got Doty stopped on the east-bound feeder lane of Interstate 10. Haenel said, “A search of his (Doty’s) vehicle produced a .357-caliber revolver with seven live rounds in it and two spent rounds.
Doty was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail. He was charged with aggravated assault and evading in a motor vehicle. His total bond was $30,000.