A woman who allegedly called 911 and reported her husband had been accidentally shot was later arrested and charged with murder in connection to the man’s death, Missouri City police allege.
Jacqueline Elaine Thomas, 43, is accused of killing Eugene Liger, 42, of Missouri City, according to Fort Bend County court records.
Thomas’ bond was set at $250,000, according to court records, and she remained jailed as of Monday afternoon.
Police at about 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday, July 20, said they received a call about possible gunshots and responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Americana Lane, where they found Liger with a gunshot wound to his torso. Emergency personnel transported Liger to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.
Thomas allegedly called 911 and told police Liger’s shooting was accidental, said Capt. Paul Poulton, spokesperson for the Missouri City Police Department. But police found conflicting information during an initial investigation, including a conflicting account from Liger before he died, Poulton said.
A 5-month-old child was also at the home at the time of the alleged shooting, but was unharmed, according to police.